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How do I use Roman numbers for first pages and Arabic numbers for the rest? [closed]

asked 2014-03-29 14:45:19 +0100

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updated 2014-06-22 21:42:43 +0100

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I am using libreoffice writer as my text editor for my university and i have one main issue. I want to put page numbering in the first 4 pages with latin numbers (eg i, ii, iii, iv) and in the fifth page start with arabic numbers from 1 (eg 1, 2, 3, 4,...). Is there an automatic way to number pages like that?

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bencomp gravatar imagebencomp ( 2014-07-13 17:19:32 +0100 )edit

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answered 2014-03-29 14:53:33 +0100

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updated 2014-03-29 14:55:03 +0100

You should use styles and formatting (F11) to define your pages as desired. When you apply a page break, pay attention to use the correct style. See example attached. Note that the title page does not contain a page number here, this is on purpose and is easily being changed.

Page Numbering.odt

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See also step-by-step guide here.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-06-23 08:40:00 +0100 )edit

@oweng, what do you think if I post an example file for academic writing? I'd modify a template I frequently use and add a few comments in there about how to use it.

lactea gravatar imagelactea ( 2014-06-23 11:46:00 +0100 )edit

@lactea, good idea. Always helpful to have real examples.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-06-26 14:16:21 +0100 )edit

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