In MS-Word (and its free alternatives), if I insert a few lines or paragraphs of texts, the all remaining texts dramatically changes their places and page number. I need to specify page numbers, contents, indexes which will not be affected due to minor edits.
My question is, What software do you recommend a document editing software that can hold the texts in specific page numbers?
What I have tried:
- Using MS Powerpoint (and its free alternatives) with page size A4 and portrait layout.
Problem: Initially it seemed to be an excellent solution. But Tables and charts are difficult to format. Text readability not as good as MS Word. Every time a text box is required. Lot other basic MS-Word feature missing.
- Tried insertion of page break, insertion of blank page, turning on/ off the "widow/orphan control", etc.
Problem: The page numbers keep changing.
- Googled about any such MS office feature
Result- not found anything helpful. Even a Microsoft tech support said they yet have not developed this feature to keep text in definite page number.
Additional question 1
Is there any way to automatically create content-page and/or index page just like there are some MS word option for inserting document cover, headings and subheadings, endnotes and cross-reference, etc.
Additional question 2
What software is used by book publishers for writing/formatting of books? (for similar features)?