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Page number offset

Postby dwmc2 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:11 pm

Two issues: I'm trying to create a book with several parts.

1. The page number offset max is 49. Using 50 as the offset makes the page number disappear.

2. Only displaying the modified page number - but not using it in any index - means I have to combine all parts (hundreds of pages) into one very large document with many sections, which is unwieldy.

 Edit: Split from this topic as the issue appears different 
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Re: [Solved] Page number higher than 1 offset??

Postby keme » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:35 pm

Hello dwmc2.

You have replied to an old issue tagged as "solved". This tag means that there is a solution to the presented problem in the thread. If your issue is the same, one of the suggestions above should help. Did you try to follow the directions? If so, what did you do, what result did you get, and how did that result fail (what did you need)?

If you have a slightly different issue, it is better to open a new thread ( start a new topic).
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Re: [Solved] Page number higher than 1 offset??

Postby Bill » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:54 pm

Offset is used to find a different page and insert the number of that page in the page number field. It does not change the page number of any page in the document. If you have a 50-page document and insert a page number field on the first page with an offset of 50, that tells Writer to insert the page number of the 51st page in the page number field, but there is no 51st page so the page number field will be blank. The instructions for changing the page number were posted by RoryOF earlier in this thread.
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Re: Page number offset

Postby jrkrideau » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:27 pm

Why are you using a page offset?

@ Keme & Bill
I would have thought that the OP should be simply using different Page Styles and resetting the page numbering as needed.

Admittedly I have never used a page offset in my life but I cannot see the need for one in normal AOO usage.
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