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First Page, Right Page, and Left Page Header Issue

 
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thecrystalmaiden
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:24 pm    Post subject: First Page, Right Page, and Left Page Header Issue Reply with quote

I'm trying to format the interior design of a book using OOo, in order to do that I need to have seperate headers for left and right pages, and no header on the first page of each chapter.

I have figured out how to exchange left and right headers... chosing "Left Page" and then selecting "Right Page" and vice versa, I've also found that if I do this:

"First page Format" (which leaves the first page blank like I need) -> go to "modify" and specify the next page's header as "Left page" -> modify the "Left Page Format" and specify the next page's header as "Right Page", it works fine.... until I reach chapter 2, where I need to have the header blank again. Is this making any sense?

So basically, I need the header format to be like this - "blank, left, right, left right left right again again again... blank, left right left right continued". My question is:

Once I finish formating one chapter, how can I make the next chapter's header blank without putting each chapter in a seperate document? How can I switch from "left/right" to a "blank" header, and then continue with "left/right"? I'll need to export this all into the same pdf afterwards, so I don't think having seperate documents would work, plus it would be a lot of work to paginate.

People have mentioned stuff about manual page breaks. . . I just don't understand it at all. If manual page breaks has something to do with the solution, can you spell it out for me like I'm an idiot? Smile

It's kinda abstract to explain... I hope that made sense to someone!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Manual Page Break is the solution. See here for example : Changing headers and footers for first page.

Thanks to add '[Solved]' in your first post title (edit button) if it's ok.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another way (which may be easier) is to make sure the first paragraph of each chapter (probably the title of the chapter) uses a particular style, such as Heading 1, that is not used for anything else except that purpose. Then set up Heading 1 to start on a new page using the "First page format" page style. That is done on the Text Flow tab of the Paragraph Style dialog for Heading 1.

Once you have done that, then when you apply Heading 1 to a paragraph, it will automatically start on a new page using the page style you want. So you don't have to manually insert a page break.
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