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OpenOffice Writer 3.x Guide
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Step 4. Insert some information directly into the master document

The instructions in steps 4 and 5 use the page numbering requirements given in Step 1. If your book has different requirements, change these instructions to suit. See Problem solving for one example.

These instructions are fairly tedious, but once you have the master document set up, you should not have to change it, and with a bit of practice setting it up goes quickly.

  1. Open the master document and do the following.
    • Make sure paragraph marks are showing (you can set them in Tools > Options > Writer > Formatting Aids, or click the Nonprinting characters icon Image:ParagraphIcon.png).
    • Show text boundaries, table boundaries, and section boundaries (Tools > Options > > Appearance).
  2. Type the contents of the title page (or leave placeholders and fill in later). With the insertion point in the last blank paragraph on the page, click Insert > Manual Break. On the Insert Break dialog box, select Page break and the page style for the second page (Copyright page in our example), and leave the Change page number checkbox deselected. Click OK.
  3. Inserting a page break between the title page and the copyright page.
  4. Type the contents of the copyright page (or leave placeholders). Insert another manual page break, this time setting the page style to Front matter first page. Select the Change page number checkbox and choose 1 in the box below that, as shown below. This number 1 will show in your document as i, because the page style is defined to use Roman numerals.
  5. Inserting a page break before the first page of the front matter.
  6. Let’s assume the third page is for the Table of Contents. Leave a blank paragraph or two on this page and insert another page break, with the next page again set to the Front matter first page style, which we want to use for the first page of the Preface. Because we want the page numbering for the Preface to continue from the page numbers of the Table of Contents, do not select the Change page number checkbox this time. Notice that the Navigator shows one item, labeled Text.

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