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[writer] Consecutive numbering on only one level ? [closed]

asked 2015-09-01 16:57:09 +0100

remjg gravatar image

updated 2020-08-25 00:08:07 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image


I can't seem to have consecutive numbering for only one level. Here is what I want :

A) Title 1
1) Title 2
2) Title 2
B) Title 1
3) Title 2

Here is the best I can get when I check Consecutive numbering on all levels in Format > Bullets and Numbering

A) Title 1
1) Title 2
2) Title 2
B) Title 1
4) Title 2

Is there a way to achieve what I want ? I'm using LibreOffice Writer 4.4 on Fedora 22. Thank you for your help !

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answered 2015-09-02 09:38:28 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image

updated 2015-09-02 16:32:09 +0100


For level 1 use the "standard" numbering via Tools Outline Numbering.

For level 2 use a Paragraph style (e.g. Title 2 consecutive in Consecutive.odt) applying a List style (e.g. Numbering 1 in the example).

To reproduce, create (or edit) a Paragraph style, Outline & Numbering tab:

  • Outline level, select Level 2 (to include these paragraphs in the table of contents)
  • Numbering style, select Numbering 1 (for example)

[EDIT] Other version using Heading2 style: Consecutive2.odt


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It took me some times to understand the solution, but it worked thank you !

The point is to create a new style from scratch so it doesn't inherit from Heading but from Text Body... Is it possible to copy the existing style I was using ?

remjg gravatar imageremjg ( 2015-09-02 15:22:19 +0100 )edit

You can use the existing style (e.g. Heading2): use same parameters (outline level & Numbering style) but you have to set ToolsOutline Numbering, Numbering tab Level 2Paragraph style: to [[None]]

pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2015-09-02 16:29:43 +0100 )edit

Thank you for the prompt reply, I don't have the same rendering for spacing/numbering but it works too ! I think I'll have one day to read a tutorial about styles...

remjg gravatar imageremjg ( 2015-09-03 07:36:48 +0100 )edit

I customized the List style Numbering 1: Position & Options tabs.

pierre-yves samyn gravatar imagepierre-yves samyn ( 2015-09-03 07:40:29 +0100 )edit

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