Alternating Page Styles on Odd and Even Pages

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LibreOffice can automatically apply alternating page styles on even (left) and odd pages (right) in your document. For example, you can use page styles to display different headers and footers on even and odd pages. The current page style is displayed in the Status Bar at the bottom of the workplace.

To Set Up Alternating Page Styles

  1. Choose View - Styles and Formatting, and then click the Page Styles icon.
  2. In the list of page styles, right-click "Left Page" and choose Modify.
  3. Click the Organizer tab.
  4. Select "Right Page" in the Next Style box, and then click OK.
  5. In the list of page styles, right-click "Right Page" and choose Modify.
  6. Select "Left Page" in the Next Style box, and then click OK.
  7. Go to the first page in your document, and double-click "Right Page" in the list of page styles in the Styles and Formatting window.

To add a header to one of the page styles, choose Insert - Header and Footer - Header, and choose the page style that you want to add the header to. In the header frame, type the text that you want to use as the header.

To add a footer to one of the page styles, choose Insert - Header and Footer - Footer, and choose the page style that you want to add the footer to. In the footer frame, type the text that you want to use as a footer.

Tip.png If you do not want to have a header or a footer on the title page of your document, apply the "First Page" style to the title page.

To Suppress the Printout of Empty Pages

If two even or two odd pages directly follow each other in your document, Writer will insert an empty page by default. You can suppress those automatically generated empty pages from printing and from exporting to PDF.

  1. Choose Tools - Options' - LibreOffice Writer - Print'.
  2. Remove the check mark from Print automatically inserted blank pages.

Related Topics

Creating and Applying Page Styles

About Headers and Footers

Insert Break dialog