Issue 24474 - Can't format page per section
Summary: Can't format page per section
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: ui (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P3 Trivial with 1 vote (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2004-01-16 13:31 UTC by martin_knapp
Modified: 2020-07-06 14:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Description martin_knapp 2004-01-16 13:31:37 UTC
In Word, it is possible to format sections completely separately from each 
other. In particular, it is possible to have one section in portrait mode, 
followed by another one in landscape mode, followed again by another in 
portrait mode. Pretty standard stuff. Very useful for putting in big diagrams. 
Yet I cannot find any way to do this in OOo. When I modify the page layout it 
always applies to the whole text and I can see no feature to allow it to apply 
just to a section. Is this just because it is difficult to find? Or is it not 
there at all? If this feature does not exist then it ought to, IMHO.

Thanks for your consideration.
Comment 1 h.ilter 2004-01-16 15:19:30 UTC
Reassigned to BH
Comment 2 viktordick 2005-05-30 18:54:04 UTC
I have the same problem. There are "Page templates", but no "Format this page".
I had many problems trying to delete the page number (the footing line) on the
last page (Where I had the Bibliography). I tried something with "Following
Page" in the "Page templates" (Perhaps the real names of the fields are
different, I'm using a German version and am trying to translate), but the
results were not good. Like there are "Paragraph Templates", but you can
override this settings for one specific paragraph, there should be a checkbox
"Only this page" in the page settings dialog.
Comment 3 tmjura 2006-09-10 13:10:49 UTC
I think I have something to add this page orientation problem. 
I checked issues 24474, 7894, 8449 and 42790. They all refer to this page 
orientation problem.

I added a concrete testcase to issue 46917, check that out if that is answer to 
this issue.
Comment 4 bettina.haberer 2010-05-21 14:53:12 UTC
To grep the issues easier via "requirements" I put the issues currently lying on
my owner to the owner "requirements". 
Comment 5 vollbracht 2020-07-06 14:27:05 UTC
Can't see the problem.
Switch from portrait to landscape obviously can't happen within a page. So it's obviously a matter of page format. So enter a hard page break with change of page template and there you are.
Once you got this you won't think of deleting a footer as this is a matter of page format. So again you enter a page break with change of page template and the problem is solved straight forward.
In history this was the major difference between hand formatting word users and template using OOo users implying problems with big word documents. So I suggest closing this one.