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I'd like to have my page numbers on a document go 2, 4, 6, etc.. but I cannot figure out how I can do that on LibreOffice writer. I can only see an option to set an offset. Intuition suggests that I can to this in the "function" section of the field insert window but I've got no idea how to use that... Can anyone please tell me how I can get only even numbers on the page number count in LibreOffice writer?

Edit: I found that I can put in formulae such as =3*2 to give me six, but I cannot figure out how I can put fields such as page number into such formula?

Edit: I need a way to do this without having page breaks between each page

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How can I have only even numbers on the page number count in LibreOffice Writer?

I don't believe this can be done automatically (although some LibreOffice Basic wizardry might be possible).

Here is a manual solution:

  1. Edit the page footer and Insert Field > Page Number

  2. In the first page of the document (which will be page 2):

    • Format (the first) Paragraph > TextFlow

    • Enable "With page style"

    • Set "Page number" to 2

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  3. Insert a page break.

  4. In the second page of the document (which will be page 4):

    • Format (the first) Paragraph > TextFlow

    • Enable "With page style"

    • Set "Page number" to 4

  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each page in the document adjusting the page number in step 4.

  6. The page numbers in the footer will be 2, ,4, 6, ...

Example Print Preview:

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  • Then... why not set each page number manually? What's the benefit of inserting all those page breaks with adjusted numbers? – ngulam Mar 28 '17 at 17:36
  • @ngulam because how to you have a page footer that is different on every page? to the best of my knowledge (not much, I know) there is no way to do this... (if there was I'd be grateful to know it) – Abraham Murciano Benzadon Apr 3 '17 at 11:06
  • @AbrahamMurcianoBenzadon Do you need more help? If this answered your question, please don't forget to accept the answer. Also see Why is voting important? – DavidPostill Apr 3 '17 at 11:17
  • @DavidPostill No it didn't help enough, I need a way to do it without having page breaks since I have a continuous flow of text which I want to be able to modify without having to rearrange the page breaks every time I add or remove lines. – Abraham Murciano Benzadon Apr 3 '17 at 11:20
  • @AbrahamMurcianoBenzadon Then you should edit your question if you want to add additional restrictions to your needs. – DavidPostill Apr 3 '17 at 11:22
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Click on the footer of the pages, then press F2 and a new toolbar will appear (Formula). Write this in the toolbar: =page*2 and click ok.

Haz click en el pie de las páginas, pulsa F2 y aparecerá una nueva barra de herramientas llamada fórmulas. Escribe allí =page*2 y haz click en el símbolo de OK.

Si no es eso exactamente lo que necesitas, puedes probar a hacer combinaciones. Un saludo.

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  • First of, welcome to SuperUser! This is an english-only site, so you can edit your answer and remove the spanish. – confetti Sep 6 '18 at 10:31

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