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In order to see better what's going on , you can save the file as .fodt and
search for the name of the field that shows up in the header in a plain
text editor and pay attention,looking especially for an extra set variable
tag around the content that appears on page 36. Once you understand where
it is, you should be able to see a set variable field shading in the body
text that can either be restored to the correct chapter heading value for
37 or deleted if it is extra.

The fields are set in the body text and displayed in the page definition.
When you 'set' the value on the header, that doesn't change page 37 but the
page definition for all pages. you want to find where it is set.  examining
the .fodt file, or the content.xml in the .odt will help you understand

On Sat, Aug 1, 2020 at 11:26 AM Philip Jackson <>

I'm carrying out a minor rework on a book I wrote in Writer some 3 years'
ago. The problem which is stumping me is that the field which displays the
chapter name in the header of the right hand pages is missing on page 37.

All other headers and footers are displaying their fields correctly. I
have applied the field shading (View > Field Shadings) and I can see the
shading.  But it has shrunk down to the size of a single space on this
page.  A right click on this space gives the option to edit fields so
Writer is convinced that the field is there and produces the dialogue box
with the field name, Chapter Name, which is correct.

Anything I do to reapply this field or edit the field in page 37 appears
in all the other right hand page headers as well.

I can't see anything in the style spec of p37 that differs from any of the
other right hand pages. I've tried deleting this page and reinserting but
the problem gets inherited by the new page.

Does anyone know what I'm missing here?


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