I am trying to find out how to edit the header of two sections in a LibreOffice document, who apparently somehow have merged to be under just under ONE header. I want to split the two sections, so I can create a new header for the second part, without affecting the following 10 parts!

I did something similar when I created all the 21 headers for the different chapters in this book, but I cannot remember how I did this! I do not use columns or anything - just simple page text. It is as if the drop-down menus all are missing exactly what I need... The trick I need is how to split a section into two, without disturbing the text, so each part can get it own header.


Each page style uses a different header. So go to Insert -> Manual Break -> Page Break and select a different page style.

Page styles can be managed in the Styles and Formatting sidebar.


Instructions for creating a new page style are in the online documentation: https://help.libreoffice.org/Writer/Creating_and_Applying_Page_Styles.

  • I have done this, and it does not work. It forces me to choose the "style of another existing page, and that changes the heading for BOTH the two sections. I cannot separate them, so changes in one do not affect also the other one. – Mogens Eliasen Feb 14 '18 at 6:29
  • And the Styles and Formatting leads to a list of formats that do not include a single one of my choices from Page Break! Very confusing. I don't think I understand what the hell a "style" actually is! I do not know how to create one and how to use it, what purposes it has. – Mogens Eliasen Feb 14 '18 at 6:33
  • And the headers for each page is NOT separate! When I change it on one page, it automatically changes on all the other pages too, in both the two parts I want to split! – Mogens Eliasen Feb 14 '18 at 6:36
  • When I go to Page Break, I do get a list of all styles I have used for the 26 chapters in the book, but I cannot ADD one! I can only change names and select another one - which becomes the same for both the two halves I want to split! If I can create a new one, I think I can solve the problem - but I do not know how to do that. – Mogens Eliasen Feb 14 '18 at 6:41
  • @Mogens Eliasen: It sounds like these issues will all go away by creating a new page style. For how to do this, see my edited answer. – Jim K Feb 14 '18 at 18:16

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