# writer:I cannot figure out how to restart page numbering in different style in master document

Good evening, I want page numbering in two ways. The first in roman numbers (somathing like an intro) and after about ten pages after in normal everyday numbers. I have tried the " https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/P..." way but it doesn't seem to be working on master documents any ideas? kind regards, Sofopoulos m

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Master document or ordinary document, page numbering formatting is a property of page styles.

The fact that you require a part of your document with roman page numbers and another part with "ordinary" numbers calls for two independent page styles. Perhaps, you need also parts with unnumbered pages, like a front cover and a back cover. These too must have their own page styles.

The way page numbers appear is set in Page tab of the page style: a drop-down menu offers many choices.

Once you have defined your page styles, you have to tell Writer when to use such and such style. You do that with a page break, not a simple page break like Ctrl+Enter or Insert>Page Break, because it will continue on next page in the same style. You must Insert>More Breaks>Manual Break where you can choose the page style in effect after the break and eventually restart page numbering to an arbitrary page number.

Of course, a page number field must have been inserted in the header or footer, other you won't see the change.

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