Writer: How to insert a new page in a document?

Using Page Break doesn’t work : it doesn’t shift images. Since the document is app. 200 pages long, I can’t do the shifting manually. There’s got to be a way to insert a page (I want new title pages for sections).

The normal way to add “pages” is just clicking into the text and start writing. By doing so, there is so much space created as you need. Images, tables, etc move down as you add text.

If you want to have new pages for titles of your section; I would do the following.

  • Place the cursor at the end of the last word you want to have on the pages before the new one.
  • ctrl+enter creates a page break
  • add what you want as the title for each section.

You might want to assign a certain style to the title of each section. For this I would use Styles & Formatting window, paragraph tab. May be a heading style could be useful.

An possible alternative is to use also a special page style. In the case of special page style you need to create first the page break in this way:

  • create a new page style (here the name of the style is most important, you can fine tune the new page style thereafter)
  • Insert > Manual break > Page break > Style: select your page style > OK
    For more, look into the help file or the free guide for Writer (you can download from http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/documentation/)

Writer has wonderful functions to do things like I sketched them.

Additional note: Your file is about 200 page long. I recommend to use a master document. This enables you to work with smaller files but still have all styles etc in your master file. Again, I recommend to look into the Writer Guide.

If your images are anchored to the page, they will stay where they are when you insert a new page. If you wish to associate an image with a block of text make certain that they are anchored to the paragraph or to associated text.
Left click on image, right click, select ANCHOR and check you have the correct one selected. That way the images should move when you add new text or insert a new blank page.

I agree with @ROSt53. A 200 page document could be a good candidate for a master document.

Thanks @petermau for adding the anchor point information.