I am writing my dissertation in LibreOffice. Several chapters have already been written in separate .odt files. I am trying to use a master document to bring the chapters together and create an index. I’ve followed the documentation here Master Documents and Subdocuments - LibreOffice Help, but I am not able to make the chapter numbering work correctly.
The first line in each chapter file has the Heading 1 style, which is numbered. In the master document, I add each chapter file using Insert > File. However, each Heading 1 is numbered 1. The index is of course unintelligible because it has a whole series of Chapters 1.
I ran a test with a new file, which had several paragraphs with the Heading 1 style. I used File > Send > Create Master Document. The document is split into smaller files based on Heading 1, and chapter numbering works correctly. However, this doesn’t really work for me since my work is already in separate documents.
Is there any way to use my existing dissertation chapter files, all based on the same template, and import these into a master document with correct chapter numbering?
I am running Windows 10 (version 1904) and LibreOffice 6.1.6.