OS: MacOS 10.13.6
Version: LO Write V.188.8.131.52
File format: .odt
This is my plan: Front material will have no page number. First chapter begins with page 1 and all subsequent pages will be numbered in sequence all the way to 312. When a chapter ends on a left page, a Blank page style fills the space. The left side page opposites the first page of each chapter will be a blank page where i add images and notes about the next chapter. Page numbers will be in Footer right or Footer left paragraph style on all numbered pages.
This is what I have: Chapter 1, First Page style, the page is numbered 1. Remainder of the chapter, Default style, all pages are numbered in sequence until the page break. Then the left side page opposite the first page of Chapter 2 is numbered 0, and the first page of Chapter 2 is numbered 1. The first page of Chapter 3 is numbered 1; the first page of Chapter 4 is numbered 0. Throughout the 21 chapters, numbering is chaotic.
I have read the Writer Guide 6.0 about page numbering at least 6 times. Rewrote the section to make the directions clearer and easier to read. Possibly I’m doing page breaks wrong. I can’t find another way. And, there must be something else wrong as well.
Thanks floris for your response. I agree that I seem to have reset the page numbering to start over at each new chapter. That is how I started numbering the pages to begin on the first page of chapter 1. I have copied the book to a separate file and deleted the content of all pages after chapter 4. The pages remain, blank but numbered. The file is too large to attach (4.3 MB) so I will need to remove the blank pages to make it small enough. I don’t know how to do that.
Yes, I always begin a chapter with a pic page (my name for it) and it is always a left page. Or, I always end a chapter with a pic page, which is always a left page. So I break the continuous loop of Default style pages to insert a pic page that is always a left page and is followed by a first page style which is always a right page. I have never heard or read or experienced that if I break the loop to go to a left page, that an extra page will be inserted automatically. I will review the book to see if I can find what you mean by direct formatting. I did not use Heading 1 as the paragraph style for the chapter number. I think that may be a source of my problem and I suspect (don’t know yet) that not using Heading 1 paragraph style will interfere with making the Table of Contents. So I’ll get on that tomorrow. Have to take my wife to a doctor soon.
3/24/2021: Thank you so much for your comments, answer and further comments. I have printed all of these and I’m sure you know I have lots of work to do. It is still my top priority so I’ll be devoting 4 hours/day and may be through it all by Monday. Thank you, thank you, thank you.