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Hi :)
There is some documentation on this wiki-page
Chapter 3 of the Getting Started Guide "Using Styles and Templates"
I am not sure if it covers what you are looking for though
Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Sun, 15/1/12, Jeffrey Martin <> wrote:

From: Jeffrey Martin <>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] page numbers and table of contents
Date: Sunday, 15 January, 2012, 12:28

Thanks. It seems odd to me that "Next Style" would change the current page.
I suppose I don't understand what "Next Style" does or how it works. Is
that referring to the paragraph style or the page style?

On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 12:34 AM, Brian Barker <>wrote:

At 20:18 13/01/2012 -0600, Jeffrey Martin wrote:

I downloaded what is supposed to be an APA 6 template for open office
with a table of contents.  First, ...

First?  Er, I don't see any second ...

  ... how do I get the page numbers to make the first page, which is the
title page, page 1, number each table of contents page, and then continue
with numbering the body pages?

You mean in one unbroken numbering sequence?  That would be the default
situation, so your template must be changing that in some way.  The
template's author took the trouble to make each of three sections restart
the page numbering; you will have to undo this choice by changing it back.

At 21:23 14/01/2012 -0600, Jeffrey Martin wrote:

Here's the template I'm trying to change.

Your template uses five page styles, called First Page, TOC, Left Page,
Default, and References.  There are manual page breaks between your three
sections, and the choice was made to restart page numbering at 1 when these
were inserted.  You can remove these.
o Put the cursor in the first paragraph of the table of contents page.
o Go to Format | Paragraph... | Text Flow | Breaks (or right-click |
Paragraph... | Text Flow | Breaks).
o Change "Page number" there to read "0".  (This will remove the offset.)
o Now go to the top of the first page of the body and repeat the process.
(You don't need to do this for the new References page style, since this
does not restart page numbering.)

There is one remaining problem, and this is that the second page of the
table of contents is wrongly numbered, but this is for a different reason.
  The first page of the table of contents has TOC page style, but this is
set to be followed by Left Page page style, which is in turn set to be
followed by Right Page page style, and so on alternately.  In its original
state, the template has the table of contents starting on the second page;
with double-sided printing, this would be on the reverse of the first sheet
- on its verso (or left-hand page).  Since the second page of the table of
contents is forced by its Left Page page style also to appear on a verso,
LibreOffice insists that it has an even page number: imagine, if you like,
the intervening recto (or right-hand page) to have been skipped.  It's
numbered 4 instead of 3.  (This condition applies even if you intend to
print single-sided.)

Since you are unlikely to want such an arrangement (and since both the
Left Page and Right Page page styles also have unhelpfully different
margins!), the sensible solution is to give all table of contents pages the
same TOC page style.  To do this:
o Put the cursor in the first table of contents page but outside the table
of contents itself - at the top, that is.
o Go to Format | Page... | Organizer (or right-click | Page... |
o Against Next Style, select TOC (instead of Left Page) from the drop-down

Your document is now numbered sequentially.  Oh, and you also get a page
number on the second table of contents page, which was previously missing.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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