Page numbering

I prepare legal estate plans consisting of multiple forms in a single file. Each new form within the single file must begin at “Page One”

I am currently using a program which permits this by one simple command. It takes a few seconds to reset the number back to page one.

So far, I have not found any such function in libreoffice. In fact, it doesn’t seem you can get there from here.

I’d appreciate any help with this.

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The first idea that springs to my mind is to change the text flow settings for Heading 1 paragraph style:

  • Insert page break before
  • Restart page numbering on 1

See attached sample file.

You then start your new form by pressing ctrl+1 (or cmd+1 if you are working in MacOS).

This will start the new form with a heading line. If you don’t need that, or you need to fix old documents, @floris_v’s suggestion may be easier.

Thank you so much! I will try this.

You can do that very easily: put the cursor in the first line/paragraph of the page. Then Format - Paragraph - Text Flow tab. Below Breaks, tick Insert, With page style and Page number, then enter 1 in the relevant box. Repeat for all pages where you have to restart page numbering.

Thank you so much. I really want to use Libre and this would probably make it possible!