Re: Page number question

Subject: Re: Page number question
From: Martin Sevior (
Date: Thu Mar 29 2001 - 20:11:23 CST

On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Jesper Skov wrote:

> >>>>> "Martin" == Martin Sevior <> writes:
> Martin> On Thu, 29 Mar 2001 wrote:
> >> Is it intentional that one can add both header and footer page
> >> numbers?
> >>
> Martin> Yes. I worked hard to have both headers and footers in a
> Martin> document.
> Fair enough.
> But as a user, I'd expect to use the same menu entry to change the
> layout of the page numbers I have alredy added. But if I decide to
> change from bottom to top, I get two sets, which is somewhat
> surprising.

I recently read that the hallmark of a good GUI Application is to do what
the user expects. Clearly we can't always do this. I must admit that right
now "insert page numbers" does what I would expect. If a user chooses to
insert a page number in the header it goes there. If she chooses to insert
one in the footer it goes there. If you don't want a page number in the
header press cntrl-[ and remove it (or edit-header from the menu). Since
the menu item is "Insert" I take it to mean just that and no more.

Actually we could do as Micheal Pritchard suggests and remove the "Insert
Page Number" entry entirely now we can edit headers/footer directly but MS
Word has it and it is something people are likely to do.



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