Bug 153838 - Wrong page numbering on 'Only right'/'Only left' page styles.
Summary: Wrong page numbering on 'Only right'/'Only left' page styles.
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Keywords: needsUXEval
Depends on:
Blocks: Writer-Styles-Page Fields-Page-Number
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Reported: 2023-02-26 02:54 UTC by Sebastian
Modified: 2023-03-13 10:39 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

Example document (9.38 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2023-02-26 03:05 UTC, Sebastian

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Description Sebastian 2023-02-26 02:54:41 UTC
When applying a Side-only page style, e. g. selecting 'Only right' on Page Style > Page > Page layout, page numbers are all odds when continuous numbering was expected. Same with 'Only left', numbering is all even.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create or modify a style so it's only a left/right side page (Page Style > Page > Page layout > Select 'Only left' or 'Only right'). Also activate header or footer.
2. Apply style to page
3. In the activated header or footer, insert Page Number (Insert > Page Number)
4. Insert multiple pages with the same style, via automatic or manual page-break without page numbering change.
5. Observe the odd behaviour.

Actual Results:
Page numbers where only even for 'Left only' option, or odd for 'Right only'.

Expected Results:
A continuous numbering.

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
Version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 5b836ae11a8f2f3ddf6e88bcd7da796d725223ae
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 5.19; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3
Locale: es-PY (es_PY.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Calc: threaded

Probably related to bug 117231
Comment 1 Sebastian 2023-02-26 03:05:45 UTC
Created attachment 185590 [details]
Example document
Comment 2 Dieter 2023-03-12 11:12:23 UTC
I confirm it with

Version: (X86_64) / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: d7c609dbb1bd08865b43719d2fb7c316d30bcde5
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 19045; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: en-US (de_DE); UI: en-GB
Calc: CL threaded

But I'm not convinced, that it is a bug. Talking about "right side page" does only make sense, if there is a left side page, too. Pnd therefore pafge numbers 1, 3, 5, ... looks logic to me. But I would pershaps expect, that page numbers in page dialog change to 1, 3, 5, ...

Let'S ask desing-team for their opinion and decision
Comment 3 Sebastian 2023-03-12 14:58:26 UTC
(In reply to Dieter from comment #2)

Imma be honest, I don't care about this bug anymore, here's why: Do you see that "See also" up there? That bug 153534. Go read that related report, and the relations to that report. This left-right-page thing is a whole battlefield and the workaround of this is just to tell your printer guy which pages are one-sided and which are double-sided. Tbh, I wouldn't look too much into it. 
I thank you for the support, anyway, but... just don't waste your time on this.
Comment 4 Heiko Tietze 2023-03-13 10:39:49 UTC
(In reply to Sebastian from comment #3)
> Imma be honest, I don't care about this bug anymore...

So let's resolve as Dieter suggests. I can follow his arguments.

Feel free to reopen or join the discussion on bug 153534.