I'm writing my thesis in OpenOffice and would like to do the following. My thesis starts by pages which are not part of the document body - such as my abstracts, table of contents and so on. I still use headings on these pages, which makes them appear in the table of contents. What I would like to is to start my table of contents with the introduction numbered as page one. I.e. I need to leave out headings before introduction from the table of contents. How do I do this? I can restart numbering at the page where my introduction starts, but I'm unsuccessful in leaving out some of the headings.
I don't use OpenOffice, but might it be possible to delete the entries you don't want from the TOC?
Another suggestion is to create other styles, identical to Heading 1-n, and use them instead.