Apache OpenOffice (AOO) Bugzilla – Full Text Issue Listing
|Summary:||Request for better automated page number reset|
|Component:||formatting||Assignee:||AOO issues mailing list <issues>|
|Status:||CONFIRMED ---||QA Contact:|
|Issue Type:||ENHANCEMENT||Latest Confirmation in:||---|
|Issue Depends on:||32141|
Description jondoe 2006-02-24 21:24:36 UTC
I am trying to create a document with a cover page, table of contents, chapters, and index. The name of each chapter uses "Heading 1" to define the start of each chapter. I would like to use the text flow capabilities of the style to explicitly start a new left page for each chapter. I would also like the first chapter to start on page 1, but I don't want the page numbering to be reset to page 1 for every chapter. Unfortunately, even though the page number can be reset when a new page is created by the text flow break, it isn't possible to limit that to the first break (each chapter would start with an arbitrary number instead of continuing the numbering from the previous chapter). I would ideally like to do things the way that I have tried to describe because it would allow me work with a master document and subdocuments for my chapters. Otherwise, I have to keep everything in the same document and reset the page number with a manual break before the first chapter. I was hoping that it might be possible to add an option box to the text flow dialog to apply the new page numbering to the first break only (similar to the way that text wrapping can be applied to the first paragraph only).
Comment 1 Regina Henschel 2006-02-24 22:36:54 UTC
Hi, this sounds like a support request but not like an issue. You can bind the page break to the heading1-style with the page number option set to 0. Then the numbering will continue. For the starting value of page numbering you set the wanted page number as direct formatting in the first paragraph of that page. This is more flexible than a simple checkbox. For further discussions on page numbering see issue 7065, which is the main issue for those enhancement requests, and its duplicates.
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2006-02-27 07:14:53 UTC
Comment 3 jondoe 2006-02-27 17:45:06 UTC
You don't seem to have understood my explanation. This was not a support request. I already realize that what you explained is possible. However, that approach ignores the functionality of the navigator and/or master document/subdocument combinations. Your approach is to hard code the page numbering to start within a specific chapter. If a new chapter is inserted prior to the chapter with explicit formatting, the page numbering will be off unless a manual change is made to the formatting of the first paragraph in each of the relevant chapters. The same would be true if existing chapters were reordered in such a way that the original first chapter was no longer first or even removed entirely. This is not about creating a wizard either (even though a wizard should be able to take advantage of such functionality). Issue 7065 is a request for a wizard. The point is to allow page numbering to start at a specified point in a document (dependent on page style) independent of manual formatting and independent of chapter order. If the original formatting is done through a wizard that's fine, but a person shouldn't be forced to run a wizard repeatedly to make sure that the settings they thought they asked for in the first place remain intact. It should also be possible to accomplish the same task in a relatively simple way (for those familiar with the program) without relying on a wizard. I appreciate the fact that one way or another it is possible to accomplish the task. The reason for my request is similar to the old issue of the word count functionality. Being able to do something and being able to figure out how to do something (or being able to do it easily) are two separate things. I figured out how to make it work, but I'm far from average. What I am asking for isn't as common as a word count, but it is worthy of enhanced functionality at some point (especially considering how many people have requested better page numbering functionality through a wizard).
Comment 4 Regina Henschel 2006-02-27 21:36:06 UTC
Ok, your wish is clear now.
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2006-02-28 08:49:46 UTC
Reassigned to requirements.