Issue 91311 - Page Number accessible for use in formulae
Summary: Page Number accessible for use in formulae
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: editing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 Beta 2
Hardware: Mac Mac OS X, all
: P3 Trivial with 4 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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: 92127 (view as issue list)
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Reported: 2008-07-02 18:13 UTC by padmavyuha
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:42 UTC (History)
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Description padmavyuha 2008-07-02 18:13:52 UTC
There's a PageCount field and a PageNumber field available, but it would be useful to be able to use the 
PageNumber and PageCount variables in a conditional text formula, so that (for instance) you can assign 
different text to a footer conditional on whether PageNumber = PageCount, i.e. is this the final page, or 
display a percentage or whatever.

I'm fairly sure this functionality is not present at the moment.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2008-07-03 06:45:59 UTC
The page count field can be used for conditions, the exact syntax is mentioned
somewhere in the help pages.
But the use of a page number field could also be useful...
Comment 2 padmavyuha 2008-07-03 11:36:54 UTC
Yes, sorry, didn't make myself clear enough that the Page Count is already available for formulae. The 
Page Number variable would have to be 'aware' of what page it was on in the same way that the Page 
Number display field is already, if it's to be useful for page-by-page formulae, such as in a footer.
Comment 3 michael.ruess 2008-07-25 11:41:28 UTC
*** Issue 92127 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 dianehenry72 2011-06-08 23:32:17 UTC
I agree.  I spent the better part of the night trying to use conditional text to place "continued ..." in the footer of all but the last page but found no other way to automatically determine the last page other than comparing current page to total pages, yet the current page number is not available in formulas.

Other strangeness...when I use "[Page number] of [Statistics]" (via "Insert-Fields-Page Number and Insert-Fields-Page Count) on a page it displays correctly as "1 of 3" (for example), however if I select that content and paste it as unformatted text, the text that gets pasted is "3 of 3".  Seems very odd that the value would display as one value and paste (special, unformatted) as another value.