Recently I had to create headers in LibreOffice. It’s not hard, but neither is it obvious. Here’s how I did it:
- Format->Page->Header and unclick “Same page left/right”
- Edit the header to have all the text you want (sans fields)
- Insert the fields in the right places. I wanted Chapter and Page Number, so I did Insert->Fields->Page Number and Insert->Fields->Other->Chapter. I used tab to space them out. (In general, page number goes on the left for even pages and on the right for odd pages.)
- That was cool and all, but left me with a page number on page one, which I didn’t want. Luckily, I found this site which explained the magic. Go to the first page, then click Format->Styles and Formatting. Pick the fourth box (Page Styles) and double-click on “First Page”.
Done! Now I have headers that look like books or magazines.