Creating and Applying Page Styles

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LibreOffice uses page styles to specify the layout of a page, including the page orientation, background, margins, headers, footers, and text columns. To change the layout of an individual page in a document, you must create and apply a custom page style to the page.

Changing Page Orientation

Changing Page Background

To Define a New Page Style

  1. Choose View - Styles and Formatting.
  2. Click the Page Styles icon.
  3. In the list of page styles, right-click an item, and then choose New.
  4. On the Organizer tab, type a name in the Name box.
  5. Do one of the following:
  • To apply the custom page style to a single page, select the default page style that is used in your document in the Next Style box.
  • To apply the custom page style to more than one page, select its name in the Next Style box. To stop using the style, insert a manual page break and assign it a different page style.
  1. Use the tabs in the dialog to set the layout options for the page style, and then click OK.

To Apply a Page Style

  1. Click in the page that you want to apply the page style to.
  2. Choose View - Styles and Formatting, and then click the Page Style icon.
  3. Double-click a name in the list.

To Apply a Page Style to a New Page

  1. Click in the document where you want a new page to start.
  2. Choose Insert - Manual Break.
  3. Select Page break.
  4. In the Style box, select the page style that you want to apply to the page that follows the manual break.
  5. Click OK.

Related Topics

Page Numbers

About Headers and Footers

Creating a Page Style Based on the Current Page

Inserting a Chapter Name and Number in a Header or a Footer

Formatting Headers or Footers

Changing the Default Template