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How to Use Sections in Documents in Writer 2013

The functions offered in the last tab of Writer 2013 - the Section tab is partially overlapped with those offered in other tabs. However, by grouping these functions together, user can editing the sections in the document more easily and conveniently.

Section Functions

The section related functions are as follows:

section tab in writer 2013

Section Navigation: click the Section Navigation icon to open the task window and you can edit the Cover Page, Table of Contents, and Sections listed there.

Orientation: click the Orientation icon and choose either Portrait or Landscape options in the drop-down list to set the page layout.

Columns: click the Column icon and choose one of the options in the drop-down list to split the text into two or more columns.

Cover Pages: click the Cover Page icon to open the drop-down list. You can choose preferred cover page style in the Business and Resume section.

Contents Page: click the Contents Page icon to open the drop-down list. The current and default contents page both are presented in the Built-in section. You can choose one of the offered contents page styles. You can also insert contents page by clicking the corresponding option at the bottom of the drop-down list.

Split Section: click the Split Section icon to open the drop-down list. By inserting one of the Next Page Section Break, Continuous Section Break, Even Page Section Break, and Odd Page Section Break to split section.

Insert Section Before: to insert a section before the current section.

Insert Section After: to insert a section after the current section.

Delete Section: delete the selected section.

Locate to Section: relocate to other section.

First Section: go to the first section of the document.

Previous Section: go to the previous section.

Next Section: go to the next section.

Last Section: go to the last section of the document.

Add page number across sections

The page number related functions are as follows:

Page Number: click the Page Number icon to open the drop-down list. Then you can choose the location of the page number from the offered styles.

Page Number Format: click the Page Number Format icon and choose the preferred page number format in the drop-down list.

Restart Page Number: select the Restart Page Number check box to reset the starting page number of the current document.

Show First Page Number: select or deselect the Show First Page Number check box to display or hide the page number on the first page of the document.

Use header and footer in sections

The header and footer related functions are as follows:

Different First Page: Specify a unique header or footer for the first page of the document.

Header and Footer: click the header and footer icon to open the Header and Footer tab. Then you can adjust the header and footer in the tab.

Show Header Line: click the Show Header Line icon to add a horizontal line to the header of the current document.

Link to Previous Header: select the Link to Previous Header check box to link the current header to the previous section.

Link to Previous Footer: select the Link to Previous Footer check box to link the current footer to the previous section.