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OpenOffice 3.x Getting Started Guide
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Numbering pages

To automatically number pages:

  1. Insert a header or footer, as described in Creating headers and footers.
  2. Place the cursor in the header or footer where you want the page number to appear and click Insert > Fields > Page Number.

Including the total number of pages

To include the total number of pages (as in “page 1 of 12”):

  1. Type the word “page” and a space, then insert the page number as above.
  2. Press the spacebar once, type the word “of” and a space, then click Insert > Fields > Page Count.
Image:documentation_note.png The Page Count field inserts the total number of pages in the document, as shown on the Statistics tab of the document’s Properties window (File > Properties). If you restart page numbering anywhere in the document, then the total page count may not be what you want. See Chapter 4 (Formatting Pages) in the Writer Guide for more information.

Restarting page numbering

Often you will want to restart the page numbering at 1, for example on the page following a title page or a table of contents. In addition, many documents have the “front matter” (such as the table of contents) numbered with Roman numerals and the main body of the document numbered in Arabic numerals, starting with 1.

You can restart page numbering in two ways.

Method 1:

  1. Place the cursor in the first paragraph of the new page.
  2. Click Format > Paragraph.
  3. On the Text Flow tab of the Paragraph dialog (Figure 18 on page 18), select Breaks.
  4. Select Insert and then With Page Style and specify the page style to use.
  5. Specify the page number to start from, and then click OK.
Image:Tip.png Method 1 is also useful for numbering the first page of a document with a page number greater than 1. For example, you may be writing a book, with each chapter in a separate file. Chapter 1 may start with page 1, but Chapter 2 could begin with page 25 and Chapter 3 with page 51.

Method 2:

  1. Insert > Manual break.
  2. By default, Page break is selected on the Insert Break dialog.
  3. Choose the required page Style.
  4. Select Change page number.
  5. Specify the page number to start from, and then click OK.
Restarting page numbering after a manual page break.

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