My page numbering starts at p. 48 (probably something I did). I don’t know how to reset it to p.1, so that the next page comes out as 2, etc.
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The page numbering is defined by the Page Styles. You can find them in the sidebar ( F5 ) at Format Styles.
This can happen by two methods (which in this case amounts to two types of accident):
Page number field offset.
This would cause your document to show no page numbers for the last 47 pages, because the offset points to pages which do not exist.
Page numbering has been manually set.
This will be indicated on the status bar (which sits on the bottom border of the Writer window) by an alternate page number in parenthesis, to the left on the status bar, like so:
Page: 1 of 100 (Page 48)
Meaning that the current page is the first in this file, but paginated as #48
If the mistake is in the field itself (first option above), simply delete the page number field in the header or footer, and reinsert by menu item Insert - Page number
If the mistake is a pagination reset (the last option), the solution is a couple of steps:
- Click in the first line of your document so the cursor goes there.
- Select menu item Format - Paragraph
- Select the Text flow tab
- Find the Break section and untick the last option (page numbering).