I’m having some problems numbering pages in Writer in Version: 22.214.171.124. I’m currently running Xubuntu 16.04 (pre-release), and it’s the build available from the repositories (Build ID: 1:5.1.1-0ubuntu3). The stylistic guidelines I have to follow require me to have a front page, a title page, a contents page, and then for the document to begin.
How would I be able to number my pages? Manual solutions would also be considered (the document is < 30 pages, so it wouldn’t be too much of a pain).
The page numbers need to be shown somewhere on the page (I’ll accept just about anywhere!), and since the work is going to be bound, I quite like the idea of alternating it between the upper left/right corners. I also need my contents numbering, but if the worse comes to the worst, I can do this manually also.
So far I’ve tried:
- removing the front page from the count by setting it as the first page. However, I can’t do this on multiple pages.
- trying to find a way to exempt some pages from the header/footer - apparently this can’t be done.
- Footnotes - with the idea it would create a dedicated section at the bottom of the page, but obviously then I need to have superscript numbers in the text also, which I don’t want.
- adding an offset of -3, but then numbering starts at 0 instead of 1.
Note 1: I also need to insert other fields, eg my name and a shortened title into the headers, so this problem extends past numbering too.
Note 2: It’s an academic piece of work, so there are already many fields etc to keep track of, as I’m using Zotero to manage the bibliography.