Setting up basic page layout using styles
In Writer, page styles define the basic layout of all pages, including page size, margins, the placement of headers and footers, borders and backgrounds, number of columns, and so on.
Writer comes with several page styles, which you can build on or modify, and you can define new (custom) page styles. You can have one or many page styles in a single document.
All pages in a Writer document are based on styles. If you do not specify a page style, Writer uses the Default page style.
To change the layout of individual pages, either define a new page style or use one of the techniques (sections, frames, or tables) described later in this chapter.
This chapter describes some uses of page styles. Some other uses are discussed in Chapter 6, â€œIntroduction to Stylesâ€. The Page Style dialog box is covered in detail in Chapter 7, â€œWorking with Stylesâ€.
Any modifications of page styles, including the Default page style, apply only to the document you are working on. If you want the changes to be the default for all documents, you need to put the changes into a template and make that template the default template. See Chapter 10, â€œWorking with Templatesâ€, for details.