Page Header spacing problem

I’m trying to format a book, and have run into a problem. I have the page style for the body of the book set up as Mirrored. The header information, titles and page numbers, accordingly went to the outer edges as they were told, so it seemed everything was fine. But then I wanted more spacing between the header and the first line of text, and can’t get it to work.

On the left pages, I get the specified spacing. But the right page, which automatically picks up the setting I make for the left page, remains as it was, making the two pages unequal.

I thought it might be related to a Inserted page break, but it happens even on automatically generated pages.

I’m attaching a couple of shots below.

It looks like there is some glitch in this setting.

I assumed the extra spacing was set through the page style dialog. Here’s what I experimented:

  1. Modified Default Style page style to Mirrored
  2. Enabled header, unchecking Same content on …
  3. Entered some text to get 2 pages.
  4. Went to first page header to check its paragraph style was Header Right, put header in it
  5. Went to second page header to check Header Left and put header in it.

Then went back to first page. It does not matter if cursor is inside page body or header. I changed spacing in page style and saw it reflected on page 1 but not on page 2. I thought it could be a feature to have different spacing on odd/even pages. Consequently, I went to page 2 and changed again spacing in page style (though values in boxes were those of page 1, not those presently in effect in page 2). The new spacing took effect on page 1 but not on page 2.

Finally, I checked Same content on …, clicked Apply, unchecked Same content … and clicked OK. Both spacings were updated correctly.

I haven’t experimented if this maneuver loses left/right header, but it could be a workaround for you.

Anyway, this smells like a bug. Please fill in a report.

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Excellent. I didn’t think to toggle the Same Content on setting, but that did indeed jog it loose. I agree, this is a bug.

Here’s the bug:

Same as Paul1149. I hadn’t though to toggle Same Content, but I tried it, and it fixed the problem. (My problem was the reverse of his - left page had a smaller main text area then the right.)