Issue 14999 - Changing Page Numbers
Summary: Changing Page Numbers
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 12138
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1 Beta2
Hardware: PC Linux, all
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: bettina.haberer
QA Contact: issues@sw
Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2003-05-28 08:16 UTC by rblackeagle
Modified: 2004-02-09 16:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description rblackeagle 2003-05-28 08:16:14 UTC
We need a simpler way of changing page numbers displayed other than the clumsy 
and often faulty method of adding a page break with a style.  It would permit 
inserting a landscape page style within normal portrait pages without losing the 
pagination for surrounding (and flowing) text or leaving a space for inserted 
photgraphs, etc.  The current method has proven impossible to use intuitively by 
normal users and difficult by experienced users.
Comment 1 Joost Andrae 2003-05-28 12:13:13 UTC
JA: reassigned to you
Comment 2 rblackeagle 2003-08-17 03:12:09 UTC
RC3 shows that this is less of a problem as Insert > Manual Break /
Page Break / With Page Style / Page No now seems to work well (at
least I haven't been able to mess it up).  It still might be useful to
have a simpler method, but this method works just fine now.  Not sure
whether to cancel it or if a simpler method might actually be better.
Comment 3 rblackeagle 2003-10-05 23:32:33 UTC
Look at it long-term (for an enhancement "Later") and look at it from 
the user's point of view.  So long as no references to page numbers 
are needed (that is to say, no indexes or cross-references of any 
kind), then a simple change of displayed page numbering is fine.  
But, if a "real" (that is, internal) change is needed for indexing 
and referencing, righ-clicking on a page number field should bring up 
an option to change the number displayed or the internal number 
(something like date fields).  The program can handle issues of page 
breaks and so on.

Fail-safe, option to "remove" page changes, would also help.  Making 
OOo as easy and easier for the average user than the competition is 
supposedly a goal of OOo and SO.  Page change complaints are frequent 
and demonstrate enormous frustration with the present method -- even 
with experienced people.  Take a look at the user's list and see how 
often it comes up.  The present method is COUNTER-intuitive and 
should really be changed eventually.
Comment 4 guido.pinkernell 2004-02-09 16:23:47 UTC
These are good suggestions for a restructured GUI and should be included in
Issue 12138, which essentially is about the same thing. I therefore will close
this as a duplicate and quote parts of the comments here in Issue 12138. Also,
please transfer your vote. Thanks!

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 12138 ***
Comment 5 guido.pinkernell 2004-02-09 16:24:10 UTC