Issue 83320 - Restarting page numbering inserts blank pages
Summary: Restarting page numbering inserts blank pages
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of issue 3910
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: michael.ruess
QA Contact: issues@sw
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-11-05 11:11 UTC by edevriendt
Modified: 2007-11-08 09:29 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Developer Difficulty: ---

document showing the inserted blank page (6.55 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text)
2007-11-05 11:13 UTC, edevriendt
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Description edevriendt 2007-11-05 11:11:24 UTC
Suppose you wantto write a Writer document with two paragraphs. The first
paragraph should appear on the first page and the second paragraph on the second
page. Furthermore, the first page should have no page number, while the second
(and following pages) should start with page number 1.
The documented way to do that is to modify the paragraph properties of the seconf
In the Text Flow tab: Breaks, Insert type: Page, position: before, 
with page style: default, page number:1

This puts the second paragraph on the next page and makes the numbering on the
second page start at 1.
However, in Page Preview and when printed on paper (or PDF), an extra blank
page is inserted between the first and the second page.
If the page number field in the Paragraph properties is not changed (value 0),
then no blank page is inserted (but the second page then has number 2)
Comment 1 edevriendt 2007-11-05 11:13:39 UTC
Created attachment 49422 [details]
document showing the inserted blank page
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2007-11-05 12:25:38 UTC
the first page also has number one... so there must be a left page between those
two right pages.
See Print option "print automatically inserted blank pages", implemented by
issue 3910.

*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 3910 ***
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2007-11-05 12:26:12 UTC
Comment 4 hagar_de_lest 2007-11-07 21:25:41 UTC
I don't understand something : the NUMBERING issue is not solved if I've
correctly read the whole issue 3910. Even if we can avoid the printing of the
blank page, the numbering is still wrong, the blank pages are taken into account
in the page count.

Is there another issue for that ?
Comment 5 michael.ruess 2007-11-08 09:29:18 UTC
This is not a "problem" - Writer is to be designed to behave like this. A right
page (always odd page number) is followed by a left page (always even page
number). This is called "Book layout".
However, a possible change of this behavior is also handled in issue 12138.