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Perhaps you're being proactive, but the time on your post is still a couple of minutes from now. ;-)

On 2020-05-31 03:52 PM, Drew Jensen wrote:
Looking at your requirements I was curious if using captions for the
images could give you what you want.
If the caption was the name of the document then you can handle the
different cases of single image documents vs multi-image documents in
a straight forward way;
Single image caption is just the name of the document.
A document spanning two images would have the name of the document and
which page it is.
There is perhaps a bonus also in that you could generate a table of
images at the front of the document which uses the caption text and
offers the option to create an internal link to the page with the
Just a thought.

Best wishes,


On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 3:18 PM Harvey Nimmo <> wrote:
Hello Regina,

Thanks for taking the trouble to offer help.

Perhaps if I describe my 'case' it will help to see where I am coming
from. I wanted to define a header for each page that is either a
copy of the previous header or a new one.

The application in my current case is collection of handwritten court
papers (from 1813) that I want to transcribe. The originals are in
jpeg. Some are just single sheets, some sheets are left and right pages
together, some are just snippets. Obviously the order is
important, and the source names of the jpeg files serve very well as a
header that should not of itself belong the the transcription text.
hence my simple requirement.

It was a deliberate choice to try to use the header feature (rather
than headings within the body of the text) because it made sense to me
to keep the metadata (i.e. file names of each sheet) separate from the
actual content of each sheet. In the end, I would have a complete LO
text document in which each page was headed with the file name to
identify its source and a page full of text showing the textual content
of each sheet. The resulting document would evidently contain 29 pages
with about 20 different headers.

I was expecting some simple implementation but, to my surprise, did not
find such. In the meantime Remy has made a suggestion that show how
much more complex it could be, than expected.


On Sat, 2020-05-30 at 22:49 +0200, Regina Henschel wrote:
Harvey Nimmo schrieb am 30-May-20 um 18:54:
My intention was to use the header function to describe each page
of a
29 page document separately, with a couple of exceptions where two
pages may have the same header.
What do you mean by "describe"? There exists some variables like
number and text, that will adapt automatically to the content of the

I thought that it would just be a simple question of telling the
of each page to copy (or not) the header of the previous page. How
mistaken could I be?!!
?? You really need to describe more detailed the desired content of

Kind regards

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