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Change of Page Numbering in Writer when line numbering is on [closed]

asked 2014-10-11 04:27:33 +0200

Huskey gravatar image

updated 2016-03-04 20:33:37 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image


Where does the cursor have to be in order to change the page numbering of a 10-page document from 1-10 to 40-49 when line numbering is on? I “know” how to do this but I always end up with one extra page (before the first page) resulting in a total of 11 pages instead of 10. I was able to do this task twice without any extra pages and proper numbering but it adds one page again when I repeat the same task from scratch or edit the page range in the successful document.

Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks.

PS: I'm using LibreOffice

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answered 2014-10-11 08:48:25 +0200

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updated 2014-10-11 23:45:29 +0200

On the first paragraph (line 1) of the first page. Format > Paragraph... > Text Flow tab > Breaks section. Used at this location no additional page will be inserted prior to the first page. Alternatively, create a custom paragraph style to be applied to this first paragraph, that has the same break settings.

Copy of the provided document, modified to start on page 70, here.

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answered 2014-10-11 22:56:08 +0200

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@ oweng

Thanks for your reply. I applied your solution numerous times which always resulted in the outcome mentioned in my first post. I've attached a sample document Sample Document.odt and was wondering if you could do the page numbering starting the first page with the page number 70.

Many thanks.

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Place cursor on "Übungstext" heading (i.e., the first paragraph) and use the steps I indicated. The header initially changes from "Seite 1 von 3" to "Seite 70 von 4" (even though there are still only 3 page). Upon save, close and reopen of the document this reverts to "Seite 70 von 3" which is correct, but still looks a bit strange. I will add a copy of the modified document to my answer.

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answered 2014-10-12 02:57:37 +0200

Huskey gravatar image

updated 2014-10-12 03:00:47 +0200

@ oweng

The reason it didn't work for me is that I didn't save, close and reopen document. Many thanks.

I did the following to change the header from "Seite 70 von 3" to "Seite 1 von 3": - right-click before the first number in header, in my case 70 - click Fields - in Offset insert the appropriate number, in my case -69

Click ok and header reads now "Seite 1 of 3".

Many thanks again.

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