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At 14:35 22/04/2014 +0200, Nino Novak wrote:
On 21.04.2014 22:30, Dale Erwin wrote:
I have never had this problem and have never had the need to create sections. Maybe it's because I always use page styles alternating from right page to left page and back. For instance, I begin a book with a page style called "Title", marked as right page only and set the next page style to "Copyright". I set the Copyright style to left page only and the next style as FrontMatterRight. I set the FrontMatterRight style to right page only and next style as FrontMatterLeft and set the FrontMatterLeft style to left page only and next style to FrontMatterRight. This puts me in a loop, and to break out of the loop I insert a manual page break and check the option to change the style.

Isn't what you describe exactly creating sections (even if you call it "page break with changing style" or whatever)?

No. Sections (it's a specific term) are something else in LibreOffice. They can have their own settings for columns, backgrounds, footnotes, and so on, and so are a convenient way of changing those properties within a document. But in general they can start and finish within pages and they can also span pages, so they cannot be related to page styles. If you don't mean by "sections" what LibreOffice means by sections, you will confuse your readers.

Incidentally, it's possible that you are thinking of Microsoft Word's "sections", which are rather different: those are unfortunately named section *breaks* and more akin to LibreOffice's manual page breaks with a change of page style.

Brian Barker

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