Ersatz Header Field

asked 2019-02-10 21:37:07 +0100

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Creating a camera-ready copy for publication in LibreOffice Writer (v. 6.0.x) has more pitfalls than I would have expected. But the main problem I have encountered seems to have no workaround.

Throughout this document, I have put the book title in the header of verso (i.e., "left-side") pages; for recto ("right-side") pages, I have inserted a the field code for the chapter name. This works well throughout the document EXCEPT on one page about a third of the way through document. There -- and only there -- the header reads "Foreword to the 2019 Edition" (that is, a header which should only appear in the book's front matter.) I can't figure out why.

For context:

  • Each chapter is its own section; this is mainly in order to…
  • …be able to collect all the endnotes at the end of each chapter.
  • This particular chapter has 19 endnotes, which stretch from the bottom of verso/page 62 to the top of verso/page 64. Page 63/recto is where the ersatz header field appears.

It would seem that some combination of section and endnotes is triggering this problem.

Am I right in assuming that the "Chapter" field variable comes from a Heading 1? If so, this makes the appearance of the ersatz header even more peculiar. In desperation to make it go away, I turned all of the front-matter Heading-1 style to Heading-2 styles. But even with "Foreword to the 2019 Edition" (back on page vii) demoted from Heading-1 to Heading-2, the problem still persists.

Any help or guidance would be appreciated!

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That sounds ... strange.

Could you provide a sample document here? E.g., replacing each character in your text with some single character (i.e., replacing .* regex with a), and then making your headings distinguishable again (manually making them "heading 1", "heading 2", ...) to create a anonimized sample?

Mike Kaganski gravatar imageMike Kaganski ( 2019-02-10 21:44:16 +0100 )edit