First published on March 2, 2007
I’ve always struggled with applying different headers, footers, and page numbers in word processors (mostly Microsoft Word). You know, when you want your title page to have no header, footer, or page number, but your preface should have roman numeral page numbering, and the rest of the document should have a standard header and footer with normal page numbering. I know it’s got something to do with styles or sections, but whenever it comes down to it, I turn into a frantic clicking, searching mess and it usually takes me half an hour to get it right!
So here I am, a newbie on a Mac, working with NeoOffice Writer, struggling with said problem! Maybe I should document my solution?
Searches like “openoffice.org different style first page” and “page numbers in OpenOffice” turned up empty. Eventually, I found this really handy tutorial that already has the information I need: