Bug 50210 - [EDITING] Change page count on manual page break
Summary: [EDITING] Change page count on manual page break
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
Version:
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3.5.3 release
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
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Blocks: Writer-Enhancements Writer-Page-Break Fields-Page-Count
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Reported: 2012-05-22 06:02 UTC by Florent Guiliani
Modified: 2018-10-07 22:21 UTC (History)
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Description Florent Guiliani 2012-05-22 06:02:14 UTC
Writer let the user change the page number when inserting a manual page break. It would be helpful to also be able to change the page count on manual page break.

See details on:
http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/users/msg20253.html

Quoting the above message:
> Using writer, I merged two documents into a single one in order to get
> the cross-references working between the two. It is now a single
> document from the Writer point of view. However from a 'logical' point
> of view, there's still two documents. The first pages belongs to the
> first document and the last pages belongs to the other.
>
> In all pages, the footer has the automatic fields "Page number" and
> "Page count". I'd like to make those fields working as they were two
> independent document. The footers would looks like this:
> 1/3
> 2/3
> 3/3
> 1/2
> 2/2
> 
> Using a different page style and a manual page break, I am able to get
> the desired page numbers in each 'logical' document.
> 
> Using a bookmark on the last page of the first document and a
> cross-reference to it, I am able to get the desired page count of the
> first 'logical' document.
> 
> Now I am desperately trying to get the desired page count for the
> second 'logical' document. Thought?
> 
> Taking the problem upside down, I would rather be happy if I could
> make cross-references between the two documents without having to
> merge them.
Comment 1 Jorendc 2013-01-29 22:21:47 UTC
Thanks for reporting!

I mark this enhancement of course as 'valid'. Can't find any duplicates so far.

Kind regards,
Joren
Comment 2 Thomas Lendo 2018-10-07 22:21:11 UTC
This is a really important enhancement request. In other bug this was also requested, e.g. in bug 108786 comment 2.

Also many help pages explain in a complicated (but necessary) way to 'correct' the page count to exclude title and index pages at the beginning of a document. German example: http://www.ooowiki.de/SeitenNummerierung.html#Anzahl_Seiten_f.2BAPw-r_einen_Dokumentbereich