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mondo
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:07 pm    Post subject: can't insert page numbers Reply with quote

I have a iBOOK G4

The INSERT does not have an option for Page Numbers

I have a Page Number function (Button) but in only inserts the page number in the text at the point I have my cursor. quite useless.

what I am missing

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget to search the forum before posting : Page Numbering in OpenOffice.org (a tutorial) (sticky in the Writer section).

Thanks to add '[Solved]' in your first post title (edit button) if your issue has been fixed.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:25 am    Post subject: Re: can't insert page numbers Reply with quote

mondo wrote:
I have a iBOOK G4

The INSERT does not have an option for Page Numbers

I have a Page Number function (Button) but in only inserts the page number in the text at the point I have my cursor. quite useless.

what I am missing

thanks
Mondo


What are you trying to do? OOo inserts the page number where the cursor is so it looks like it is doing what you asked it to, even it is not what you want.

Also

Insert > Fields > Page Number ?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OOo doesn't work as MS Word. You've to activate the footer or header (in the page style properties) to tell OOo where it has to put the page number.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can register and vote for the feature request:

http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=60427
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BillP wrote:
You can register and vote for the feature request

Hmm, Bhikkhu Pesala's proposal is quite good I think :
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"The necessity of inserting a footer in order to insert page numbers etc. is not always seen."

One does not need to insert a footer in order to insert page numbers one can also insert a header, or even insert them directly on the page for a single page document, which is why the existing method is right.

The only thing needed is to make it easier to do. I suggest that the best way to do this is to modify the default template to include a footer with a centred page number, and a blank header. If "show text bounderies" is on by default (I believe it is), then new users won't find it hard to figure out where page numbers have to go, and they can just click inside the header or footer area.

An insert page number dialogue is also another way to solve the problem. However, what should happen if headers or footers already exist? Clearly they should not be replaced.

If that route is followed, insert fields, page number should not call the insert page number dialogue, but should just insert the page number code where the cursor is, as it does now. There should be a separate menu item for "Insert Page Number."

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging by the problems my students have with inserting page# fields, this is not just an OOo issue. In MSWord, you have to activate headers and footers to put the pg# where you want it, or develop a template file with the styles you want to use.
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