New LibreOffice Page Number Wizard workings

New LibreOffice Page Number Wizard workings

Simplifying Page Number Formatting with LibreOffice 7.6


I’ve written nearly sixty novels. Before sending them to the publisher, I always do some formatting to make life a bit easier for others. Adding page numbers to the manuscript, for instance, is one less thing the person in charge of formatting has to do. However, this hasn’t always been an easy process.

Fortunately, the release of LibreOffice 7.6 introduces a new Page Number Wizard for Writer that significantly simplifies the task of adding page numbers to documents. With a simple, single window, the new Page Number Wizard eliminates the confusion that came with adding page numbers before. It offers various configuration options, such as page number position, alignment, mirroring on even pages, including page totals, and changing page number styles.

Simplifying Page Number Formatting

Previously, inserting page numbers and configuring their style and alignment was often a confusing process that yielded less than ideal results. However, with the Page Number Wizard, anyone can successfully add page numbers to their LibreOffice documents and manuscripts.

Let’s explore how to use the Page Number Wizard:

Step 1: Check Your LibreOffice Version

Before proceeding, ensure that you have LibreOffice 7.6 installed on your device. The Page Number Wizard is available on all supporting platforms, including Linux, macOS, and Windows. To check your LibreOffice version, open the application and click on “Help” followed by “About LibreOffice.” If you’re using a version older than 7.6, consider upgrading to the latest release.

Step 2: Open LibreOffice Writer

Open LibreOffice Writer and either open an existing document that requires page numbers or start with a blank document. The process of adding page numbers remains the same.

Step 3: Access the Page Number Wizard

To access the Page Number Wizard, click on “Insert” in the menu bar and select “Page Number.” The option is located towards the bottom of the menu.


Step 4: Configure Page Numbers

Once you open the Page Number Wizard, you can customize the appearance of your page numbers. The popup window provides a rudimentary preview of the page numbers. Configure the settings according to your preferences and click “OK” to save the changes.


The new Page Number Wizard eliminates the guesswork and hassle that previously accompanied the process of adding page numbers. Now, you can effortlessly achieve the desired page number formatting, all within a convenient, single-window wizard.


Thanks to LibreOffice 7.6’s Page Number Wizard, adding page numbers to your documents and manuscripts has never been easier. The simplified configuration process ensures that you can achieve professional-looking page numbers without any hassle. If you’re interested in discovering other new features of the LibreOffice Office Suite, refer to the full release notes for version 7.6. With LibreOffice’s continuous improvements, creating and formatting documents become more efficient and enjoyable for everyone.