Libre office 188.8.131.52 on Windows 7 SP 1 and latest patches.
I do not want to insert a page break before changing the numbering style and re-starting at page one after a title page and a contents page or pages.
METHOD: Create new document. Format first page as title page, create that as style, manual page break. Create second page as TOC page, create that as style, manual page break. Create third page as actual content page, create that as style . Type gibberish as first paragraph under first heading. Then follow instructions copied below.
Using Different Page Number Styles
You need some pages with the roman numbering style, followed by the remaining pages in another style.
In Writer, you will need different page styles. The first page style has a footer with a page number field formatted for roman numbers. The following page style has a footer with a page number field formatted in another look.
Both page styles must be separated by a page break. In Writer, you can have automatic page breaks and manually inserted page breaks.
- An automatic page break appears at the end of a page when the page style has a different “next style”.
For example, the “First Page” page style has “Default” as the next style. To see this, you may press F11 to open the Styles window, click the Page Styles icon, right-click the First Page entry. Choose Modify from the context menu. On the Organiser tab, you can see the “next style”.
- A manually inserted page break can be applied without or with a change of page styles.
If you just press Ctrl+Enter, you apply a page break without a change of styles.
If you choose Insert - Manual break, you can insert a page break without or with a change of style or with a change of page number.
I do not want the page break this automatically inserts between my heading and the first paragraph. I just want to start numbering at 1 on the first page of actual document content in Arabic numerals after assigning Roman page numbers to the preceding title and contents pages.
The help instructions don’t make sense and don’t give me the desired result. Is there some other way to restart page numbering WITHOUT affecting the preceding pages? So, i-x for the title page and contents, and then 1-99 for the document content, but without page breaks after headings or the first paragraph of actual content.?