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Arabic and Latin page numbering in one document

 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:53 am    Post subject: Arabic and Latin page numbering in one document Reply with quote

I tried to number first pages (with title, table of content, etc.) with arabic numbers from eg. i to iv and the rest of the text with latin numbers from eg. 1 to 100.

I partly overcomed a problem with starting with page number one in the middle of the document but it seems that it is not possible to have two numbering styles within one document.

I think that it is very common style in books thus I am wondering that oo won't support it.

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course it is supported. The answer is: page styles. Your pages with latin numbering need a different page style than your pages using roman numbering.

This tread provides some detail
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10905
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not work for me. I reached a state, when I can specify Roman page numbering for even pages and Arabic page numbering for odd pages. But I want to have pages 1 - 4 to be numberede with i, ii, iii and iv and rest of the document to be numbered arabic with numbers 5 to 80.

If I change pagestyle in first page and adjust numbering to roman numbers a change with the cursor at the 5th page to arabic numbers resets first four pages back to arabic as well.

Eg. in LaTeX it is easy

\pagenumbering{roman}

some text ...

\pagenumbering{arabic}

some text ...

I wil try i more.

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You first need your two page styles.

* Open Stylist on the page styles.
* right-click default, then select New
* Name it for example "roman"
* Press OK

Apply the page style Roman to your document

* Double-click Roman page style in stylist

Status bar should show Roman is active. Now insert a header (or footer) and a roman page number as usual. Any changes you apply to the header or footer or to the page layout are in fact changes to the current page style (there is no such thing as 'direct' page formatting in Writer. All page formatting is style controlled).

Switch to Arabic numbers = switch page style

* Go to the location where your arabic numbering must start.
* Insert - Manual Break - Page Break Style: select your Arabic style (let us assume 'Default'). Don't check Change page number if you want numbering just to continue.

Now, from that point on, Normal page style will be in effect. Any changes to the page layout will affect the Default page style.

(A page break actually is a paragraph formatting propertie. An equivalent procedure to the above is to press Enter to insert a blank paragraph, then edit the paragraph properties (Format - Paragraph) on the Text Flow tab).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It helped a lot. I have found that solution as well. But manual page break created a blank page between t=pages with different numbering. I think I can tune it out.

Thank you for your patience Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When using Insert > Manual Break > Page Break in the midst of an already created file you will insert a blank page. Simply press the Delete key once and the blank page will be filled.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Altrernatively, apply the change in page style through the paragraph format dialog. Place the cursor on the first paragraph where the new numbering has to come in effect, then Format - Paragraph - Text flow tab. This will apply the page break with change in page style directly to the existing paragraph.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ftack,

Once again I have learned something new from you. You remain the master of styles.
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