Bug 105578 - configuration of master document
Summary: configuration of master document
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Writer-Master-Doc
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Reported: 2017-01-28 02:30 UTC by Larry Arseneau
Modified: 2018-01-02 10:17 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Larry Arseneau 2017-01-28 02:30:34 UTC
At some point during the last two years, the page numbering that had been in  use was changed, and the new system really does not work.  I have been working on a book for the last five or more years and had to suspend my work due to my
wifes health approx 1 and a half years ago. I recently started work again and
noticed that the page numbering was no longer in the master document.  I tried
to re-establish the numbering but was not successful.  Currently, I was only
able to get the system to number the pages in the first chapter, and the other chapters are not numbering the pages consecutively, but trying to start each chapter with page one.  I have also tried to number the early pages of the master document (the first 7 pages) which describe the contents of the 
book following the instructions in the help pages, but could not get them to number properly.  It will number the first two pages properly, and then it keeps on using the number two for the remaining pages.
Comment 1 Xisco Faulí 2017-01-30 10:06:02 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 2 Larry Arseneau 2017-02-03 01:05:31 UTC
You would have to create some chapters. Three should be sufficient, with maybe
three pages each.  Set up page numbering in the first chapter which should go without a problem. But, there is no way that I can find to continue the numbering into the next two chapters.  Then, set up a master document and place these three chapters in the the newly created document.  Now, insert three or four title and info pages ahead of the chapters. Insert the numbering
for these pages individually, which may or may not work. I finally got it to 
work two nights ago, and it now appears in the master document, but the one 
chapter in which the page numbers are there and consecutive shows up in the 
master document without the page numbers.

What I did accomplish took a lot of time and is taking time away from trying to finish the book.  Originally, when I first created the master document several years back, the numbering just showed up automatically. Now the system requires me to crate the numbering, and apparently there is not a provision in the software to number all page consecutively in the master document. If there is such a provision, I have yet to find it.

Not being a geek, I am probably not giving you the information that you need.
But I will try.
Comment 3 tagezi 2017-02-07 13:39:30 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2017-02-07 13:41:34 UTC
Larry: if you don't want to reveal your book to the public, you could try making an anonymous version of it: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/QA/Bugzilla/Sanitizing_Files_Before_Submission#Sanitize_file_text
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2017-12-04 12:45:14 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2018-01-02 10:17:59 UTC
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