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Bug 73164 - Page number does not 'continue' after Page Break with Page Style
Summary: Page number does not 'continue' after Page Break with Page Style
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) rc
Hardware: Other All
: low normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: Confirmed: NoRepro:
Depends on:
Blocks: Fields-Page-Number
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Reported: 2013-12-30 19:25 UTC by miker169
Modified: 2017-06-27 19:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Example file for testing page breaks and page numbering (34.08 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2013-12-30 19:25 UTC, miker169
table of page numbering (12.18 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2015-05-27 14:08 UTC, Gordo

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Description miker169 2013-12-30 19:25:33 UTC
Created attachment 91342 [details]
Example file for testing page breaks and page numbering

After a page style break it should be possible to continue the page numbering sequence by setting the option "Page number" in the Text Flow tab of the Paragraph dialog to '0' (zero).

Steps to reproduce:

1. Create a new document and add some text

2. Create a footer with Page # of N

3. Insert a page style break with Insert->Manual Break. Select Page Break and Style "Landscape". Do not check "Change page number"

4. On the new landscape page add a footer with Page # of N

5. On the new landscape page right click the first paragraph and select "Paragraph". On the Text Flow tab select "Page number" next to "With Page Style" to '1' (one)

6. Press "OK"

7. Observe that the footer shows Page 1 of 2 for the landscape page (this is correct)

8. On the new landscape page right click the first paragraph and select "Paragraph". On the Text Flow tab select "Page number" next to "With Page Style" to '0' (zero)

9. Press "OK"

10. Observe that the footer shows Page 0 of 2 for the landscape page. This is wrong, it should continue numbering and show Page 2 of 2
Comment 1 retired 2013-12-31 10:27:46 UTC
Confirmed: NoRepro:

This is fixed already in the nightly build. If you want to verify please try a master build from: http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/daily/master/
Comment 2 miker169 2013-12-31 11:04:28 UTC
I am still seeing some problems in the master build.

If you use the attached test document, right click the first paragraph on the second page and set the "Page number" to 1 then "OK". You will see the the footer on the second page is now "Page 1 of 4" (even though there are only 3 pages).

Now if you edit the first paragraph on the second page again and set the page number back to 0, it will show "Page 0 of 3" in the footer. However closing the file and opening it will sort things out so the second page correctly becomes "Page 2 of 3".

Just to make sure I am testing with the correct build, this is the information from the About dialog.

Build ID: fed8a0b291eca0565071da27d6fb7c7c5f331dcd
TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86@45-TDF, Branch:master, Time: 2013-12-31_00:40:04
Comment 3 retired 2014-01-01 10:47:37 UTC
Interesting I get 1/3, 2/3 and 3/3 so all good on OSX.

Testing in Win8 but can't manage to open LO due to a known JRE bug infinite loop error message madness. I missed windows :)

Miker which OS are you on?
Comment 4 miker169 2014-01-01 10:59:38 UTC
I have tested on both Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04.

Please make sure you set the page number to a different value before setting it back to zero. 

When you create a new file from scratch it is fine in the nightly build so something has been fixed, but there are still problems when you set to a different value then back to zero.
Comment 5 Joel Madero 2014-11-06 03:15:28 UTC
This has never been confirmed and it's a bit unclear if it's still a problem according to the last comment. That being said, moving to UNCONFIRMED so QA gets fresh eyes on it. Thanks
Comment 6 retired 2014-11-07 14:18:26 UTC

can you -again- check if this still persists with the latest nightly build?

Setting to NEEDINFO.

After providing the requested info, please reset this bug to UNCONFIRMED (should it be persisting) or WORKFORME (should it be solved with a newer LO version).
Comment 7 miker169 2014-11-11 19:19:35 UTC
I can still reproduce this bug by following the steps outlined above using version

However when closing and re-opening the file the correct page numbers are shown so it is relatively minor.
Comment 8 retired 2014-11-11 21:10:49 UTC
Ah ok, so this basically is a one time opening problem and after saving again page numbers are correct? Interesting.
Comment 9 Joel Madero 2014-11-12 02:37:49 UTC
I saw this behavior when I was working on a large brief recently....that being said, I couldn't figure out how to reproduce it consistently....it was indeed a problem though because if I exported as pdf before closing it and reopening it then the pages would be wrong in the pdf.
Comment 10 Timur 2015-01-30 14:02:25 UTC
Can not reproduce with current LO 4.3.5. 
(In reply to miker169 from comment #2)
> If you use the attached test document, right click the first paragraph on
> the second page and set the "Page number" to 1 then "OK". You will see the
> the footer on the second page is now "Page 1 of 4" (even though there are
> only 3 pages).
There is Bug 52316 and probably a duplicate Bug 57710.
Comment 11 Buovjaga 2015-02-19 14:40:34 UTC
I can reproduce, but is this a duplicate of bug 52316 then?

Win 7 Pro 64-bit Version:
Build ID: b13534de022972131b46f93f5ada90af155eec9e
TinderBox: Win-x86@62-TDF, Branch:MASTER, Time: 2015-02-19_00:21:37
Locale: fi_FI
Comment 12 Gordo 2015-05-27 14:08:28 UTC
Created attachment 116072 [details]
table of page numbering

I am getting slightly different results.

Step 7 showed 1 of 3 for first page and 1 of 3 for landscape page.
Step 10 showed 1 of 2 for first page and 0 of 2 for landscape page.
After save and reload it was 1 of 2 and 2 of 2.

If I did not save it and instead inserted another page break of None after the landscape page then now the numbering is 1 of 3, 0 of 3, and 1 of 3.  Saving it corrects it to 1 of 3, 2 of 3, and 3 of 3.

I think that when the landscape page break is changed from 1 to 0 in Text Flow it explicitly sets it to page 0 instead of the default carry on numbering.  Save and reload forces it to read the value.  It is not like the default style where you can have the "With page style" unchecked and with it the page numbering because you are using a different style.

The 1 of 3 showing for the two pages could be that the count is keeping the landscape page number 0 and then counting the new landscape page 1.

Windows Vista 64
Build ID: 88805f81e9fe61362df02b9941de8e38a9b5fd16

Build ID: af75d7a4c99414fabbd31b9df590266d28574fb1
TinderBox: Win-x86@39, Branch:master, Time: 2015-05-26_00:20:30
Comment 13 Gordo 2015-06-07 14:25:18 UTC
It looks like this change might have something to do with it:  https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/#/c/5681/
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