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00:00 Welcome to the Spoken tutorial on LibreOffice Writer - Headers, Footers and Endnotes.
00:07 In this tutorial, we will learn:
00:09 How to insert headers in documents.
00:12 How to insert footers in documents.
00:15 How to remove headers from the first page.
00:19 How to insert footnote and endnote in documents.
00:24 Here we are using GNU/Linux as our operating system and LibreOffice Suite version 3.3.4.
00:33 LibreOffice Writer allows you to add page numbers to a document.
00:38 We shall open our 'resume.odt' file.
00:42 To insert page numbers in the footer, we first click on the page where we want to insert the footer.
00:49 So, let's click on the document page.
00:51 Now, click on the Insert option in the menu bar and then click on the Footer option.
00:58 Next, click on the Default option.
01:01 We see that a footer is added at the bottom of the page.
01:06 To display the page number in the footer, we shall first click on the Insert option.
01:12 Then click on the Fields option.
01:15 You can see, several footer options are displayed here.
01:19 Click on the Page Number to insert the page number in the document.
01:24 Immediately we see that the number 1 is displayed in the footer.
01:29 In order to give different styles to the page number, double-click on the page number.
01:35 We see that the Edit Fields: Document dialog-box appears on the screen.
01:41 Under the Format option, you see many formats like- A B C in uppercase, a b c in lowercase, Arabic 1 2 3 and many more.
01:53 Here you can choose the page numbering style that you prefer.
01:58 We will choose Roman i, ii, iii option and then click on the OK button.
02:05 You see that the numbering format changes for the page.
02:09 Similarly, we can insert a header into the document.
02:13 First click on the page where the header should be inserted.
02:17 Now, click on the Insert menu and then click on the Header option.
02:23 Click on the Default option.
02:26 You see that a header gets inserted at the top of the page.
02:30 In order to enter the date in the header, click on Insert and then click on Fields option.
02:37 In the side menu which appears, click on the Date option.
02:42 The date is displayed in the header.
02:45 Double-clicking on the date, shows all the possible formats in which the date can be displayed.
02:51 Here, we will choose 31 Dec, 1999 and click on OK.
02:58 Now, click on the File menu in the menu bar and then click on the Page Preview option.
03:05 Let us zoom the document to 50%.
03:09 So, we can see the Date at the top of the page and the page number at the bottom.
03:15 This will be replicated on all the pages of the document.
03:19 To get back to the original document, click on the Close Preview button.
03:25 You can also adjust the spacing of the text, relative to the header or the footer
03:30 or apply a border to the header or a footer.
03:34 Click on the Format option in the menu bar and then click on Page.
03:40 Select the Footer tab in the dialog-box.
03:43 Set the spacing options that you want to use by setting the value of the Left margin to 1.00cm.
03:52 To add a border or a shadow to the footer, click on the More option first and then set the value of the options you want to put into the footer.
04:03 For example- to put a shadow style to the footer, we click on the Cast Shadow to Top Right icon.
04:10 This is visible here - among the various icons available under the Position tab of the Shadow style option.
04:18 You can choose the colour of the border and the shadow as well.
04:23 Explore this dialog-box to know more about each of the available options.
04:28 Now, click on OK.
04:30 Again click on OK and we see that the effect is added to the footer.
04:36 Let's add another page to our document before proceeding further.
04:41 This is done by clicking Insert >> Manual Break and choosing the Page break option.
04:47 Then click on OK.
04:50 Notice that the page number is displayed as 2.
04:54 If you don’t want a footer on the first page of the document then first place the cursor on the first page.
05:01 Next, click on Format in the menu bar and click on the Styles and Formatting option.
05:08 Now in the dialog-box which appears, click on the 4th icon at the top which is Page Styles.
05:16 Then right-click on the First Page option.
05:20 Click on the New option and then click on the Organizer tab.
05:25 In the Name field, we can type the name of the new style we wish to insert.
05:30 So, here, we will type the name as new first page.
05:35 Set Next Style as Default.
05:38 Now, click on the Footer tab in the dialog-box.
05:42 Uncheck the Footer on check-box, if it is not unchecked by default.
05:48 Finally, click on the OK button.
05:51 We are back to the Styles and Formatting dialog-box.
05:55 Notice that new first page style appears under the Page Styles options.
06:01 Now, double-click on the new first page.
06:04 You see that there is a footer on all the pages of the document except the first page.
06:11 Likewise you can do modifications on all the available default styles and apply them on each page of the document.
06:19 Let's close this dialog-box.
06:22 Now, let's learn about footnotes and endnotes in LibreOffice Writer.
06:27 Footnotes appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced
06:31 whereas endnotes are collected at the end of a document.
06:35 The anchor for the note is inserted at the current cursor position.
06:40 You can choose between automatic numbering or a custom symbol.
06:45 To access this option, first click on the Insert option in the menu bar.
06:51 Then click on the Footnote/Endnote option.
06:55 You see that a dialog-box appears on the screen with headings named Numbering and Type.
07:02 There are check-boxes namely - Automatic, Character, Footnote and Endnote.
07:08 Numbering allows you to select the type of numbering that you want to use for footnotes and endnotes.
07:15 The Automatic option automatically assigns consecutive numbers to the footnotes or endnotes that you insert.
07:24 Let's close this dialog-box.
07:26 To change the settings for automatic numbering, click on the Tools option in the menu bar.
07:33 And then click on Footnotes/Endnotes.
07:37 You have a choice of automatic settings for AutoNumbering and Styles.
07:42 Choose from these options as per your requirement and then click on the OK button.
07:49 Let's go back to Insert and Footnote/Endnote option.
07:54 The Character option is used to define a character or symbol for the current footnote.
08:00 This can be either a letter or a number.
08:03 To assign a special character, click on the button below the character field.
08:09 Now, click on any of the special characters you want to insert and then click on the OK button.
08:17 Click on either Footnote or Endnote option, under the Type heading, to specify our choice.
08:24 So, we will select Automatic under Numbering and Footnote under Type.
08:29 Now, click on the OK button.
08:32 You see that a footnote field appears at the bottom of the page with default numerical value.
08:39 You can write the text "This is the end of first page" in the footnote field
08:45 and then press the Enter button on the keyboard.
08:48 You can see the required footnote along with the text at the bottom of the page.
08:55 Likewise, you can insert an endnote at the bottom of the document.
09:00 This brings us to the end of the spoken tutorial on LibreOffice Writer.
09:04 To summarize, we learnt-
09:06 How to insert headers in documents.
09:09 How to insert footers in documents.
09:12 How to remove headers from the first page.
09:15 How to insert footnote and endnote in documents.
09:19 Comprehensive assignment-
09:22 Open the file 'practice.odt'.
09:25 Add a header and footer in the document.
09:28 Insert the author's name in the header.
09:31 Insert Page Count in the footer.
09:35 Add an endnote stating where the page ends.
09:39 Remove the header from the first page of the document.
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