a page style
Writer all pages have a page style. To modify the page style of the
page where the cursor is positioned, use Format
the page style is being changed, all pages with this style will be
changed as well.
create a new page style:
the Styles and Formatting
window is not
currently displayed, press F11
to display it.
Page Styles in the
Styles and Formatting
(fourth icon from left).
in a free area of the Styles and Formatting
Page Style dialog
Format > Page.
The Page Style window
Nothing tricky here, simply a name to help the user remember what the
settings are for.
style: This setting specifies what page style to
use at the next page break (manual or automatic) for any page that
has this page style. Set it to a different page style when the page
style is only for one page (such as the first page of each chapter),
otherwise this should be the same as Name to keep the same page style
for the following pages.
format : Format
is the paper size, the other settings have the same names in Word (on
the paper size tab of page setup).
: Same as for Word. Each setting represents the
distance from the edge of the page, but see “Header and footer tabs”
as the location of headers and footers relative to the margins is
layout is for specifying whether the page style is
mirrored (used for left and right pages). There are more options
here than in Word, but there is not a different first page option,
that is because it is handled by the Next style setting as mentioned
above in Organizer tab. Format
refers to the format of page numbers. Register
true is to make the text line up better at the top
of the page (see help for more details).
specifying a background color or graphic (watermark). (An alternative
to this with more flexibility is to create a drawing object, then use
> To Background, Anchor
> To Page.)
and footer tabs
and footers are printed between the margins of the page rather than
in the top or bottom margins as they are in Word. Another way of
saying this is that for the top of a page the area between the edge
of the page and the top margin is always blank, next is the header,
and after the header, the main text area for the page.
AutoFit height allows the header or footer to grow and shrink
depending on their contents.
specifies the distance between the header/footer and the main text
area on the page. Dynamic
spacing allows the header/footer to expand into the
area between the header/footer and the main text area.
left and right margins are indenting from the margins of the page and
cannot have negative values.
More button is for
specifying borders and backgrounds for the header/footer area. In
some versions of Word this approach was used to create a watermark.
Since it is possible to have graphics in the background of the main
document, this is not the required way of having a watermark in
columns and footnote tabs
tabs are for specifying the borders (lines around the outside),
number and widths of newspaper style columns and defining the area
for footnotes (if any) for the page style.