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Re: [libreoffice-users] Logic of headers (and footers) or my lack of it!


The header is attached to the page style you are using. For a given
page style, the header will be the same. I think you are looking for a
function similat to MS-WORD where you can link consecutive headers and
footers to have them "copied" from one section to the other, when pages
are separated with section breaks. LO does not operate quite like that:
LO provides page styles that contain the complete definition of what
your page should look like, along with header and footer. So, for a
given page style, the header will be the same when it is applied to a
page, what ever the page is.

So, to have the same header on pages 1-5, use Page Style 1
To have a different header on page 6, use Page Style 2
To have the same header on pages 7-10 as on pages 1-5, apply Page Style
1 to those pages

To quickly see the page style, look in the middle of the status bar at
the bottom of the screen. You can right-click to set the page style for
the current page (actually from the last manual page break to the next
one). If you want to insert a page break and jump on a new style, then
go to Insert -> Other Breaks > Manual Break and on the dialog, select
page break and set the name of the style you want from the drop-down.

To create a new style, go Style -> Manage Styles and when the thing
opens on the right, go to page styles and create what you need (right
click on a style and then New...)

I hope this helps.


Le samedi 30 mai 2020 à 18:54 +0200, Harvey Nimmo a écrit :
> 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.
> I thought that it would just be a simple question of telling the header
> of each page to copy (or not) the header of the previous page. How
> mistaken could I be?!!
> No matter what I tried, I was totally unable to find the trick for such
> a simple feature...so that I am beginning to question my sanity. ;-)
> The final result was that the first header was all right, but all the
> subsequent headers oscillated between the one for page 29 and page 26.
> J-)
> I'm using LO on Linux.
> Version:
> Build ID: 40(Build:2)
> CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 4.12; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3;
> Locale: en-GB (en_GB.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-GB
> Calc: threaded
> So what's the trick? I am sure that other users have been down a
> similar path.
> Greetings
> Harvey

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