Bug 84379 - CONTEXT MENU: Easily add fields when in the header and footer
Summary: CONTEXT MENU: Easily add fields when in the header and footer
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Context-Menu
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Reported: 2014-09-26 22:23 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2020-03-05 10:28 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-09-26 22:23:48 UTC
The most common place to insert fields like page number, page count, etc. is the header and footer, so it would be good to have easy access to these additions in the context menu.
Comment 1 Joey Reid 2014-10-04 07:38:45 UTC
There are so many things to add, wouldn't it be better to make a specialized sidebar for the header/footer? When you're in the header section, it could automatically show up. This could give you the ability to quickly:

* Insert fields like page number
* Check boxes for "Different First Page" and "Different Odd/Even Pages"
* Header/Footer Margin size 
* Option to delete header/footer
Comment 2 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-10-04 23:26:48 UTC
Adding page numbers in the contextual menu is different from modifying header and footer settings. A specialized page properties sidebar has already been proposed in bug 83830.
Comment 3 A (Andy) 2014-11-13 23:16:54 UTC
For me this sounds interesting, but as Joey wrote it could maybe also in addition be added in the Sidebar.  Then you could add the page number and count with a right mouse click and through the Sidebar into the header/footer.
Comment 4 Roman Kuznetsov 2018-07-31 19:18:24 UTC
In bug 92685 Gülşah Köse has added in header/footer drop-down widget items "Insert page number" and "Insert page count"

Heiko, may be can close this bug as FIXED? What do you think?
Comment 5 Heiko Tietze 2018-08-01 08:00:48 UTC
The request here is to provide an xml file for customization just like at any other context menu. Gülşah made hard code changes.
Comment 6 andreas_k 2020-03-04 20:56:42 UTC
as there is no duplicated but since 2 years it look like users are ok that they can't customize the header/footer context menu.

I propose to close this bug.
Comment 7 Heiko Tietze 2020-03-05 10:28:54 UTC
Let's resolve as WFM (see c4). We have page number and count now, could also think about chapter but that's up for a new ticket.