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Old 01-07-2006, 05:21 PM   #1
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Question Open Office Page Numbering

As usual I can figure out how to do all the complicated things in a program but cant figure out the most simple, why is it always that way?

All I want to do is number the pages in writer using the footer but I want the numbering to start on page 2 so I can have a title page that is seperate and not numbered, then the next page would be page one, surely this must be possible??

I have no idea how!!!
Old 01-07-2006, 07:34 PM   #2
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After reading the OpenOffice Writer help files, it seems that the technique to use would be to create a custom page stype.

Creating a Page Style Based on the Current Page
You can design a page layout and then create a page style based on it.
For example, you can create a page style that displays a particular header, and another page style that displays a different header.
1.Open a new text document, choose Format - Styles and Formatting, and then click the Page Styles icon.
2.Click the New Style from Selection icon and select New Styles from Selection from the submenu.
3.Type a name for the page in the Style name box, and then click OK.
4.Double-click the name in the list to apply the style to the current page.
5.Choose Insert - Header, and choose the new page style from the list.
6.Type the text that you want in the header. Position the cursor into the main text area outside of the header.
7.Choose Insert - Manual Break.
8.In the Type area, select Page break and then select 'Default' from the Style box.
9.Repeat steps 2-6 to create a second custom Page Style with a different header.

Apply steps 1 thourgh 4 for the first page, then skip down to step 7 for succeeding pages (i.e. two page styles, one for the first page, and another for remaining pages, as part of the same named style).

Last edited by bigrigdriver; 01-07-2006 at 07:36 PM.
Old 01-07-2006, 08:24 PM   #3
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Dear all,
Taken from OOO Help
Inserting Page Numbers in Footers
1.Choose Insert - Footer and select the page style that you want to add the footer to.
2.Choose Insert - Fields - Page Number.
If you want, you can align the Page Number field as you would text.
You can also add a page count to the footer, for example, in the form "Page 9 of 12":
1.Click in front of the Page Number field and type "Page ", click after the field, enter a space and then type "of ".
2.Choose Insert - Fields - Page Count.
Inserting Page Numbers of Continuation Pages
You can easily insert the page number of the next page in a footer by using a field.
The page number is only displayed if the following page exists.
1.Choose Insert - Footer and select the page style that you want to add the footer to.
2.Place the cursor in the footer and choose Insert - Fields - Other.
3.In the Fields dialog, click the Document tab.
4.Click 'Page' in the Type list and 'Next page' in the Select list.
5.Click a numbering style in the Format list.
If you select 'Text' in the Format, only the text that you enter in the Value box is displayed in the field.
6.Click Insert to insert the field with the page number.
Disclaimer: The above quotes are taken from Help. They are not mine, for more information above and the license it is under please visit .

Hope this helps



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