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Adding line numbers to multiple poems [closed]

asked 2014-08-05 19:32:06 +0200

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updated 2016-03-06 01:47:58 +0200

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I am working on a poetry collection (Latin) and need to line number each poem separately. Not the entire document; not all the poems collectively, but each one individually. The lengths vary from 20 to 120 lines. I also want the numbers every 5 or 10 lines, not every line. I see how to number every line, but other spacings don't seem to be an option. \I have vers. 4.5 for Mac (Intel). Mac version 10.9.4

[In MS Word (boo, hiss) I could make each poem a section, then just line number that section. Doesn't seem to be an option in Libreoffice.] [I lost MS Word when I upgraded my Mac, and don't want to pay for a new version.}

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answered 2014-08-06 10:49:00 +0200

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updated 2014-08-06 21:33:30 +0200

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@mriley: "I am working on a poetry collection (Latin) and need to line number each poem separately. Not the entire document; not all the poems collectively, but each one individually."

Select the first paragraph of the poem (or just set the cursor into the first paragraph)
Menu Format → Paragraph → Outline & Numbering → Line Numbering
☑ Restart at this paragraph

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@mriley: " I also want the numbers every 5 or 10 lines, not every line. I see how to number every line, but other spacings don't seem to be an option."

Menu Tools → Line Numbering → Interval

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Update

Four poems: Sample.odt

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I'm the OP. I'm afraid this doesn't work. Numbering then applies to the entire document, but it restarts _after_ the selected poem. I think each poem has to be a new doc for me to do what I want. Too bad.

mriley gravatar imagemriley ( 2014-08-06 20:08:15 +0200 )edit

@mriley – Please see my edited answer (revision), and the attached sample.odt.

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2014-08-06 21:04:25 +0200 )edit
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Many thanks! You are absolutely right. The secret is putting the insertion point in the first paragraph (=line) of the poem. Great! M Riley

mriley gravatar imagemriley ( 2014-08-08 22:15:27 +0200 )edit

No, this does not work!!

Drl gravatar imageDrl ( 2014-11-14 14:56:17 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-08-06 05:04:48 +0200

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I am afraid it is only possible to restart numbering by page but not by paragraph.

To restart line numbering by page Tools > Line Numbering > Count > Restart every new page.

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I'm the OP. You are correct. Too bad.

mriley gravatar imagemriley ( 2014-08-06 20:08:40 +0200 )edit
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answered 2014-11-14 14:33:08 +0200

Drl gravatar image

No, this doesn't work - followed instructions over and over again. No copy and paste format in LO?!!

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