How to merge documents without numbering being merged [closed]

asked 2014-04-26 15:13:12 +0100

talamadla gravatar image

updated 2015-09-07 20:56:58 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image


I am trying to merge several documents each of which contain numbering and I would like the numbering to stay as it is in the original separate documents. So for example what I would like is

blah blah blah




<--page break>

more blah




But I am finding that when I copy the second doc and paste it in, the numbering is being changed.

Any advice please on how to avoid this?

LibreOffice4 Writer on Windows 7.

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I cannot reproduce your problem. For me it works so, that both lists start with 1. So please tell:

What kind of numbering is it? Chapter numbering via Tools>Outline, list numbering via list style, list numbering via button, or something else?

How do you copy&paste? Mark it and copy&paste via clipboard, via Insert>File, via Insert> Section>Link, or other way?

What file format do you use? .odt, .doc, .docx, or .rtf, or something else?

Regina gravatar imageRegina ( 2014-04-26 16:03:30 +0100 )edit

It is list numbering via button. I am marking it and copy and pasting. I have tried with both .odt and .doc

Thanks for your help.

talamadla gravatar imagetalamadla ( 2014-04-26 17:33:32 +0100 )edit

I think, I've got the difference. When I copy only the list, then I get a new list numbering. If I copy the list together with some surrounding text, then the list is continued. To force the list to start with 1 again, go into the first list item and click "Restart Numbering" in context menu or in Numbering toolbar. To get a totally different list, mark the list and switch numbering off and on again.

Regina gravatar imageRegina ( 2014-04-26 18:53:38 +0100 )edit

Hi Regina

I actually got it working by using Insert>File rather than copy&paste. That seems to have solved it for me. But your solution sounds great and I hope it will be of use to someone else. Thanks again.

talamadla gravatar imagetalamadla ( 2014-04-26 19:27:21 +0100 )edit