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Master document//page numbering and page styles (solved)

asked 2019-08-03 19:18:00 +0200

llmunro gravatar image

updated 2019-08-11 01:30:50 +0200

Page numbering will be the end of me.

I am formatting a dissertation. The pages are counted sequentially all the way through. The first few pages are counted but not numbered, the indexes are numbered with small roman numerals and then Chapter 1 needs to start with Arabic numerals, which will start with page 10.

Can anyone explain to me in simple terms how to set this up? I don't understand how to tell the master document to make the switch from roman numerals to Arabic ones without restarting page numbering.

All ideas welcome. I'm spinning in circles at this point. :/

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Grantler gravatar imageGrantler ( 2019-08-03 20:58:20 +0200 )edit

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answered 2019-08-03 21:28:25 +0200

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In order to get different page numbering styles, you need different page styles: while defining a page style, in the "Page" tab of the style definition you can set which type of numbering you want. Now, if you're using master documents, the end result will use the style definitions on the master, not that of the subdocuments. So you need to define the proper page styles on both, the subdocument and the master document (it's easier to build everything from the same template).

While inserting page breaks, either by hand (Insert → More Breaks → Manual break) or automatically on the paragraph style definition (Text Flow tab) you can define which page style you want to be applied. Also, remember that in the page style definition you can define which style follows that style, so you have a page style that's followed by a different one or by itself automatically when the page is full.

For more information, you can check the package help on page styles, the link provided by @Grantler or, ejem, my free book about Writer ;)

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answered 2019-08-11 01:32:11 +0200

llmunro gravatar image

Okay, that did it! I set up a page style for the first few pages without numbers, a different one for the pages with Roman numerals and finally, the default page style for the remainder of the text. Thank you!

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