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asked 2014-09-07 04:40:35 +0100

amuna gravatar image

This is a lot harder than it should be and it is driving me crazy. My first page is my title page and my second page is my table of contents. My main text starts from the third page. I want the third page to be numbered one, fouth page to be numbered two, fifth page to be numbered three and so on. I also want these page numbers to reflect in my table of contents. How would I go about doing this? Thanks.

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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by oweng
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Duplicate of this question, among many other similar questions e.g., How can I use Roman page numbers for first pages and Arabic page numbers for the rest?

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-09-07 08:05:41 +0100 )edit

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answered 2014-09-07 07:53:29 +0100

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updated 2014-09-07 07:54:28 +0100

It is not as difficult as you currently think

  • Open the Styles & Formatting Window (eg with F11) and select the Pages tab
  • Click into your first page > double click "First Page" in the Pages Styles
  • Right Click on "Default" page style > New and create a new style --- On the organizer tab ---------give a name you like (e.g. Page3) -------- set Followed by "Page3" --- Footer tab > Check: Footer On, Same left and right side, and Different for 1 page -------- click OK
  • Click in the 3rd page of your document, the one for which you want to have started with page number 1
  • Double click style Page3
  • Go the footer of the 3rd page
  • Place cursor in footer
  • Menu: Insert > Field > Others > Document tab > select Type = page > select Select = Page Number > Offset (bottom right) > enter -2 > OK and your 3rd document page has the page number 1.

If needed you still can modify the page styles
- First page
- Default
- Page3 (or whatever name you used)
and your page number will remain.

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@ROSt52 The page numbers are there but they are not reflected on the index when I update the table. My index states that capter one begins on page three but after following your steps, page three is numbered one. Also, my index page has the number zero at the bottom and when I delete that, all other page numbers disapear

amuna gravatar imageamuna ( 2014-09-07 14:31:22 +0100 )edit

After I highlight First Page, clicking on Default does nothing.. Default Style remains in the name box and I can't change it.. Below that are two boxes, Inherit From and Category. I'm using version 4.3.1.2.

antaeus gravatar imageantaeus ( 2014-10-01 23:02:55 +0100 )edit

@ROSt52, note that bug fdo#35694 currently affects using the offset to adjust a page number (refer this question).

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-10-05 07:48:39 +0100 )edit

For some reason I have '0' in the page preceding the one the numbering starts on. So page 4 is numbered 1, but page 3 has 0.

How do I remove that 0?

RoelF gravatar imageRoelF ( 2017-02-12 16:10:00 +0100 )edit

this explanation makes no sense!!!!!!!!!!!!! What you write that should appear on the menu screens does not!! How the fuck is one supposed to use this????????????? Why can't it be simple like Word was??????????

michaelsdb1 gravatar imagemichaelsdb1 ( 2017-04-23 10:49:56 +0100 )edit

I just made an account to explain this: LIBREOFFICE IS THE BIGGEST PILE OF OPEN SOURCE SHIT ANYONE HAS EVER SEEN!!!. I know it's all free and stuf, but that is no reason to be like this.

libreofficeisapileofshiit gravatar imagelibreofficeisapileofshiit ( 2017-08-02 17:54:33 +0100 )edit

I created an account to explain this: The directions above worked for me, despite being 4 years old. The only addition is that by excluding pages, the Page Count field may no longer be what you need (if doing page x of y). If you want the total count less the number of pages without a footer, place your cursor in the footer, press F2 for a formula and enter "= Page - 2" or whatever offset you need. Yes, it's a little inconsistent with the Page field, but was found in 1 minute of Ducking. :)

loremipsum gravatar imageloremipsum ( 2018-03-26 02:48:55 +0100 )edit

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