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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:59 am    Post subject: Changing the Orientation Reply with quote

Hello there!

I think I've got a simple Problem,but i was not able to solve it, so here it is :
I have written a document, that consists of 25 pages. Now i want ONLY the last 10
Pages in landscape orientation but not those preceeding. So far i was only able to change the orientation of the whole document but not for parts of it.

Maybe someone could help
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the answer is two documents, one portrait the other landscape
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sophie,

I haven't tried this yet, but inserting a manual break or naming your 2 sections might solve your problem. Then you can set the page orientation before and after the break or for each section of the document.

If that doesn't help I'll try to do it myself later then see if I can help you through it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Changing the Orientation Reply with quote

The way to this with OpenOffice.org is to define a new page style.

In order to do this:
1. Open the Stylist (F11).
2. Chose page styles (forth icon from left).
3. Right click on any style: "New"
4. Give a new name to this page style and use this style for your landscape settings.

In order to activate this style, just insert a manual page break with this style.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how do I get pages one and three as portrait and page two as landscape?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carl,

I've just tried doing it the way StephanL suggested and it worked for me.

1. Create a new page style named "Landscape" (make sure you modify your style so the page is landscape! Wink )
2. At the end of page 1 insert a Manual Page break and choose "Landscape" as the Style below the Radio Button.
3. At the end of page 2 insert another Manual Page break and but this time choose "Default" as the Style in the drop down box.

Now you should have:
Page 1 = Portrait
Page 2 = Landscape
Page 3 = Portrait

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesnt for me
1. open text doc
2 .type page 1
3. page break
4 .stylist>landscape (pages 1 and 2 are now both landscape)
5. page break
6.stylist > default (all pages portrait)


Also after leaving ooo and then returning I find my custom style "landscape" has vanished
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carl,

I've uploaded the file. Go to:
http://www.openoffice.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/files/

I realize this doesn't explain why it's not working for you but you could see if this is in the format you want it?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2003 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carl,

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3. page break
Here and in step 5 you should be doing Insert > Manual Break and the obvious steps there. The only time you should use the Stylist is when you originally define the Landscape style.

Does this help.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dear 8days yes that what I want
dear JohnV No it didnt help.

By page break I meant >insert> manual break> page break> ok

When I toggle onto landscape its all pages or none

and as I said the stylist doesnt store my new style

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carl,

Can you use the document to do what you want? Hope that helps you out.

Are you selecting your newly created page style in the 'Insert Break' box (underneath the Page break radio button)?

If you toggle landscape / portrait in Format > Page it probably will change all the pages.

You should see in my file you downloaded - that if you have the Stylist open on the page tab (4th icon from left) and click in page 1 the stylist jumps to 'Default', if you click in page 2 the stylist jumps to 'Landscape')

Are you sure your page style landscape has disappeared - remember that the stylist will automatically show 'Paragraph Styles' rather than 'Page Styles' when OOo is opened.

Otherwise I don't know what to suggest - a reinstall? But if everything else is working as expect maybe you just need to persevere Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps your problem is with creating the Landscape page style to begin with. Try opening a new doc, check the page style which is shown on the status bar at the bottom of the screen. I'll assume it's Default. Open the Stylist, click Page icon, right click Default, choose New. Now name the new style and in the Next Style select that name. Move to the Page tab and set the orientation to Landscape. OK out. The new style should show in the Stylist and, if so, close the Stylist.

Check the page style on the staus bar to make sure it's still Default then do Insert > Manual Break > Page Break and pick the new style from the Style drop down.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnV:

I followed your clear instructionc (thanks) which I think were the same as I did before and both problems are unsolved!

When I closed OO and then reopened the new page style"landscape" was gone
and its still all or none.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carl,

I've sent you some files but I'm not clear on what "both" problems refers to. You can't get it to work is one. Is the lost of the created Landscape style the other?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

I think there is a step being missed out here.

From anywhere in the document open the stylist and select the page styles icon. Right click and select "new". A dialog box will appear where you can configure things. Give the style a name (Landscape seems good!) and click OK.

Then navigate to the last of your portrait pages and right click and select page. You will see a tab called organiser. Select landscape as the "next" style. You may or may not have to repeat the exercise. You may need to combine this with page breaks or you might not. However the beauty of the "next" approach is it is very easy to switch styles throughout the document.

Here is a big tip. Open a "new" document and set up the page style as described above, then save the resulting blank document as a template and then via file\templates\organise set that template as your default. Your new style will always be available to you then. No need for section breaks etc, if in the course of preparing the document you want the next page to be landscape, have a header or footer or no footer etc etc etc then so long as the styles have been pre-configured in the template you have instant access to the lot with a couple of clicks. Definitely worth spending half an hour setting all these up and saving the result as the default template. It will save you hours!

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