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How to get #pages in a chapter (e.g. #pages using a Page Style)?

asked 2020-06-08 23:05:24 +0200

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I have a document with several "chapter"s. Each "chapter" uses its own Page Style, with it's own footer, and restarts page numbering at 1 on the first page (specified in the manual Break which switches to the next chapter's Page Style).

How can I put the total number of pages in the current chapter in the footer (e.g."Page 1 of 17" where there are 17 pages in the current chapter)?

Note that Insert->Field->Page Count (or Insert->Field->Statistics... Pages/AsPageStyle) inserts the total number of pages in the whole document, not the number of pages which use the current Page Style.

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answered 2020-06-09 07:09:09 +0200

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See my answer in question https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/193822/writer-section-page-count-in-footer/

It provides a fully automatic solution without the need of manually setting a variable.

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answered 2020-06-08 23:15:38 +0200

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Right now there is no way of doing that automatically. A workaround is to define a variable and cross reference it in the footer, to then manually redefine it at the beginning of each chapter assigning to that variable the number of pages of that chapter. See this article for a detailed explanation of this workaround: Writer: An Extreme Example of “Variables” Use

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