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How to have two different page numbers in a page header? [closed]

asked 2012-12-28 00:46:42 +0200

Daniel M gravatar image

Hi all, I'm trying this but with no success. I want to insert two different page numbers in the page header: one to indicate the current page and the other to continue a sequential counter of pages (I'm a legal translator and must register each page translated in a sequential, crescent order). The page number is okay. For the other number (let's call it "leaf") I've tried different solutions. One is to insert a formula (Insert->Field->Other... Variables) with the value "Page+20", to begin with 21 and so on. That worked while I was editing the document, but after I saved it and opened it again it didn't work (it works with one-page documents, duh). The other way was to insert a field from a database query which should give me the leaf number from the last recorded document. But it somehow didn't work, and with this method I couldn't find a way to add this queried value with the current page number.

I wish to put these two counters on the header, so I don't have to keep double-checking each page to see if I didn't scammed or repeated some leaf number.

Has anyone tried to do something similar? I tried googling it but with no sucess.

thanks in advance


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answered 2012-12-28 12:43:21 +0200

Daniel M gravatar image

Thanks John, this worked fine while I was editing the document, but when I saved, closed and reopened it, the field inserted was replaced by the sum of the offset and the total page number (for example, in a 2-page document which should have the "leaves" 37 and 38, the value printed is 38). And when I tried to redo the procedure, the result was always the same: 38.

I tried saving the document in .odt and .doc formats, but the result is always the same. Maybe it's my libreoffice version ( - Ubuntu)?

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This is very strange. Several times I reload example from this topic - works fine.

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2012-12-28 14:35:17 +0200 )edit

Hi John, sorry but it still doesn't work. Sorry, I don't speak Russian, so I can't see the discussion the people made in the link you posted. The main thing is, the reference to a page variable disapperas when I close the file and re-open it.

Daniel M gravatar imageDaniel M ( 2013-01-19 17:12:50 +0200 )edit

Do you set "page variable" to OFF before each new setting ON with offset?

JohnSUN gravatar imageJohnSUN ( 2013-01-21 08:42:42 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-12-28 09:00:51 +0200

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