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Is there a way to have multiple header/footer styles for the same page?

asked 2015-05-16 01:47:20 +0100

Aidan Hodge gravatar image

Hello, first off, I'd like to thank the LibreOffice community for getting an open source office application out there. I originally started with Excell and word, however, some of their recent policies left me searching for alternative. I stumbled upon OpenOffice, however, their spreadsheet application wasn't robust enough for what I needed to do, however, LibreOffice fit the mould quite nicely.

Unfortunately i've come to a problem. The spreadsheet seems to match my needs, however, the page styles system doesn't seem to meet my demands. I am a budding geochemist, and my publications require me to have a uniform header, but a running footer where I place citations for things being reference in the article. Each page will have a specific citation, numerous citations or none at all, while as mentioned eariler I must have a uniform header through out. Currently I am working around this problem by having to create a style for each page and entering in the header for each individual page. This would be much simpler if there was a way for me to separate header styles from footer styles, or a footer style that allows me to have a free form to that is not linked to future footers, so i don't have to create a style for each page. My question is, is there a way to manage header styles seperately from footer styles and is there a way to create an unlinked footer?

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answered 2015-05-16 07:25:24 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


Page Styles manage a specific area for footnotes, different from the footer and I think she meets the need you describe. The area automatically adapts to its content but its size can be adjusted, see this FAQ entry.

Using footnotes is described in this chapter of documentation.


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Thanks this helped alittle. Now if there was a way to get rid of auto numbering so i can have multiple number sources in one footnote. that would be fantastic.

Aidan Hodge gravatar imageAidan Hodge ( 2015-05-18 00:34:01 +0100 )edit

Click in the text where you wish to refer to the footnote already created then InsertCross-referenceType: Footnote and select the footnote

pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2015-05-18 09:31:37 +0100 )edit
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