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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:18 pm    Post subject: Page numbering a document Reply with quote

Would like to know how to insert page numbers and date in a document without having to use a Header or Trailer. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Automatic page numbers have to be placed in areas that repeat on every page — which means either a header or footer. You can insert a Page Number field anywhere you like, but it won't repeat on every page unless it is in a header or footer.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 8:29 pm    Post subject: Page numbering a document Reply with quote

Bhikkhu Pesala,

Thank you. If that's the case can you tell me how to determine the column position on a page so that I can center my page numbers. I don't see any column number indicatiors in an OO document. I'm used to creating docs in MS Word where page numbering is very convenient to apply without headers/trailers and column numbers are shown. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OOo, and any other wp that understands proportional fonts, does not have a concept of "column numbers", but of absolute position in cm (inches, etc) across.

To centre something you can either use a centre tab, positioned at the right place, or paragraph centreing.

The horizontal position is measured on a ruler (which can be turned on and off in the view menu, like other GUI applications) relative to margins which are themselves relative to the page.

I would create a footer with the text you want, then centre that paragraph. Unless you explicitly do something else, it will end up centred between the margins used for the text.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By default headers and footers use a paragraph style which has a centered-tab set at the center of the paragraph and a right-tab set at the right margin. When you insert a header of footer, just press the tab key and the insertion point moves to the centered-tab stop. Any text typed at that point will be automatically centered in the header or footer.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you.
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