Issue 119150 - Footer Styles Not allow different pages: I.e. No page number only on the first page.
Summary: Footer Styles Not allow different pages: I.e. No page number only on the firs...
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.3
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P3 Normal (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: usability
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Reported: 2012-03-29 21:41 UTC by Hankorama
Modified: 2012-03-29 22:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Sample of the footer style problem (9.83 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2012-03-29 21:41 UTC, Hankorama
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Description Hankorama 2012-03-29 21:41:21 UTC
Created attachment 77386 [details]
Sample of the footer style problem

Open Office Version: (OpenOffice Version 3.3.0, Build:9567)
Open Office Language: English (USA)
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (and probably other Microsoft Operating Systems)

It is not possible for the first page to have different footer information than the other pages.  I would like to have page numbers on all pages accept the first page where my document title is.  Currently, there is not a clear way to do this.  Unless, there is a feature I am unaware of different footer information is impossible in the current English Version.  

This bug (or enhancement) applies when trying to insert different footer information on the first page of a document.  I assume the "First Page" style was intended for this purpose but it does not work for the first page.  (Note: this "First Page" style can be accessed from the Insert menu: Insert>Manual Break...> Page Break>"style")  Currently, the "First Page" style only allows different footer information on one page and it cannot be on the first page.  Rather it allows one page to have "First Page" style only if the remaining pages before and after use the "default" style.  Thus, the "First Page" style is almost useless.  

This bug seems related to the footer feature.  (i.e. Insert> Footer>" ")  The footer feature allows for inserting of page numbers and number of pages in the footer along with other information.  Ideally, this option would allow for similar information to be duplicated on many pages in succession with the option for special footer information on some pages. (The first page is one example where special footer information would apply.)  In the current English version (OpenOffice Version 3.3.0, Build:9567) special footer formatting only works when a style other than "default" is applied to the page.  Several page formatting options are found in the "insert break" dialog box. (i.e. Insert>Manual Break>Page Break> "style type")  I have only used the "Default" and "First Page" styles.  When a document is open the style for the current page appears at the lower left of the window.  It appears between the page number, (i.e. Page 1/2) and the language. (for example "English (USA)")

The Writer should allow for different formatting of the footers.  Microsoft Word 97 allows for setting the footer information to "same as previous" in the "Header and Footer" dialog box.  This allows for carrying over the format of the previous page or using different footer formatting specific to the current page.
Comment 1 Hankorama 2012-03-29 21:44:01 UTC
Depending on what the "First Page" Style is supposed to do this is either a bug or an enhancement. 

I did not notice any similar bug reports when submitting this one.
Comment 2 Regina Henschel 2012-03-29 22:05:12 UTC
Such feature exists. Please use the mailing list or a forum to get assistance how to use it. You might find additional help in
Comment 3 Regina Henschel 2012-03-29 22:05:42 UTC
No bug.