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Export to PDF messing with page number positions

Postby Windwood » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:14 am

When I export my Writer document (133 page book) to .pdf, all the page numbers move to the spine side of the pages and no longer on the outside edge of the pages. :crazy: I haven't a clue what to do about this, but need to fix. Any help is appreciated.
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Re: Export to PDF messing with page number positions

Postby Zizi64 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:43 am

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OOo 3.2.0 is an archaic-old version. Are you using that version now?


Please upload your ODF type sample document here with some pages (the max. size of the attachment is 128KiB in this forum).

Then we will able to examine the properties of the page styles in your document. (Change the confidential content to some dummy text)
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Re: Export to PDF messing with page number positions

Postby John_Ha » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:46 am

It sounds like you are using a Left page style where you need to use a Mirrored page style.
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Re: Export to PDF messing with page number positions

Postby Windwood » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:19 pm

I'm using OOo 4.13 and the default page style with mirrored pages.
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Re: Export to PDF messing with page number positions

Postby Zizi64 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:30 pm

I'm using OOo 4.13 and the default page style with mirrored pages.

In this case please update your signature in this forum, and please upload a sample file here.
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Re: Export to PDF messing with page number positions

Postby Windwood » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:02 pm

I copied part of the front matter and part of the first chapter. Hope that's enough. A blank page was inserted, when I pasted into new document, which is not in the original. Images have been removed to comply with file size requirements.
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Re: Export to PDF messing with page number positions

Postby John_Ha » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:09 pm

Windwood wrote:When I export my Writer document (133 page book) to .pdf, all the page numbers move to the spine side of the pages and no longer on the outside edge of the pages.

It does not happen for me - see attached PDF where the page numbers alternate sides.

Have you suppressed Print blank pages? Search Help with blank
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Re: Export to PDF messing with page number positions

Postby Bill » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:41 pm

I noticed one possible problem. The page number on the right page has two tabs preceding the page number. These tabs are unnecessary since the text is aligned right. Also, the tab stop set at 6.13" is outside the text area and off the page. As a result, an extra empty line is inserted in the footer above the page number. Try removing the tabs before the page number to see if that makes a difference.
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