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How do I add the chapter title to the right page header?

asked 2019-09-27 15:18:18 +0200

Eric the Green gravatar image

How do I add the chapter title to the right page header? I think I got the first page to have no header, so far, and now I've got "first page header (left page)" and "first page header (right page)". That worries me because I just want left page and right page. But when I go to insert field, as instructed, and click on more fields, and I highlight chapter and chapter name, it puts the chapter number in the header instead of the name. It is frustrating as hell. I have the chapter number as heading 3, and the name as heading 1. How do I get the heading 1 chapter name inserted in the header??

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answered 2019-09-27 16:17:12 +0200

ajlittoz gravatar image

updated 2019-09-27 16:17:48 +0200

It is not clear how you tweaked your page style(s) to get the sequence first page, left page, right page.

There are two ways to achieve that:

  • the poor man's method

    Without changing page style (you keep with Default Style, you Modify the style to enable header and untick the boxes for same content on first page and left/right pages. Now you have 3 independent (header-wise) pages with automatic alternation. Header content is different on those three and must be set explicitly.

  • the full flexibility method

    You use First Page for the first page and you link it (via Organzier tab and Next style field) to Left Page. Styles *Left Page and Right Page are already configured to alternate.

Insertion of chapter number and name is made with fields. You have two options: either use the Insert>Fields>More Fields already combined Chapter number and name or make insertions of Chapter number and Chapter name. The latter one allows you to add fancy text between the fields.

Of course, chapter numbering must have been enabled.

Usually, chapter headings are styled Heading 1 but you can have other schemes, it is up to you.

You seem to complain that you got Heading 1 name and Heading 3 number (or is it a requirement? -- again your question is not clear about it). Right-click on the "faulty" field and Edit Field. At the bottom right of the dialog, there is a field named Level. There is where you tell Writer which Heading n data you want in the field.

There are subtleties with level > 1 when the requested Heading n does not exist, but I think your question is very basic. Thus the procedure above should fix the problem.

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