[Solved] Table of Contents -- Front matter page numbering

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[Solved] Table of Contents -- Front matter page numbering

Postby Horse » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:04 pm

Sorry for the bother. I think I should be able to find the answer, but I haven't and hope you can help. (Using Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5 on Windows 10.)
I have a book with front matter's page styles distinct from book's body. In the front matter headers I inserted the page number (Insert > Fields > Other -- Document tab, Type > page) and selected Roman (i, ii, iii) as the Format. Beautiful, Just the way I want it. BUT, the Roman numerals don't carry over to the ToC. I know there must be some description of how to automatically have the ToC pick up the formatting, but I can't find it.
Is there any way, short of manually reformating the ToC to get the Roman numerals into the Table of Contents?
Thanks to anyone who can point me to the solution.
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Re: Table of Contents -- Front matter

Postby Bill » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:56 pm

The TOC uses the format defined in the Page Style, not the format defined in the Field. Set the format "As Page style" in the field and set the format as Roman (i, ii, iii, ...) in the page style.
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Re: Table of Contents -- Front matter

Postby Horse » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:32 am

I thought the fix was something like that, but I haven't been able to find it. I just went through all the menus for the page style and can't find anything resembling "As Page Style." (I started from the list of Page Styles and selected Modify for the one that applies to the frontmatter. Screenshots of the two page style editor tabs that looked most promising are attached. (None of the others had anything I could find.)
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Re: Table of Contents -- Front matter

Postby Hagar Delest » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:49 am

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Re: Table of Contents -- Front matter

Postby Horse » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:31 pm

Thank you. Sorry I was so dense I didn't think of that myself. Happy New Year, Hagar.
For the slow learners like me, the pop-up in Hagar's explanation (at least for me) came from (Modify page style) > Page tab > Format (on right 2/3 way down).
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Re: [Solved] Table of Contents -- Front matter

Postby Bill » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:43 pm

Horse wrote:I just went through all the menus for the page style and can't find anything resembling "As Page Style."

"As Page Style" is the default Format setting for Page Number fields. It is on the Fields dialog, not the Page Style dialog.
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Re: [Solved] Table of Contents -- Front matter

Postby Horse » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:00 pm

Thank you, Bill and Happy New Year to you.
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