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How to insert page numbers

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Boatfly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 1, 2012 7:24 PM

With a large document comprising two small and one large sections, and facing pages selected for book use, how can page numbers be inserted separately in each section? The problem arising is, with curser selecting a footer in the large section and choosing Insert> Auto Page Numbers > Outside Alignment, a number appears in all pages in all sections, ie page 1 is in the 1st section and others  follow numerically through 2nd section and the 3rd section.

 

How can auto page numbers be utilised in the large section without any numbers appearing in the the smaller sections, ie starting at the first page of the large section which happens to be the 5th page of the document,

 

Assistance would be appreciated

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    May 1, 2012 7:34 PM (in response to Boatfly)

    You can change the starting number of any section by clicking in the text of that section:

     

    Inspector > Layout > Section > Page Numbers > Start at: > Configuration > uncheck Use previous headers and footers

     

    If you want different previous sections, change or delete what you don't want there.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    May 2, 2012 12:06 AM (in response to Boatfly)

    No you didn't.

     

    Go back and do every single step. Including deleting/changing the text you don't want in the previous section's header/footer.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    May 2, 2012 1:06 AM (in response to Boatfly)

    What happened to:

     

    uncheck Use previous headers and footers

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    May 2, 2012 3:13 AM (in response to Boatfly)

    Which menu items can't you find? Are you using Pages '09?

     

    Would you like to send me the document, which may be quicker?

     

    Click on my blue name to email it to me.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    May 2, 2012 4:10 AM (in response to Boatfly)

    That isn't what I wrote, you are reading the next Heading as part of the instruction.

     

    If there are steps in the instruction they are separated by ">"

     

    You do see the numbering options listed in the Contextual Menu:

     

    1, 2, 3

    a, b, c

    etc

     

    Are you in a Layout document or in a Word Processing document?

     

    Can you take a screen snap perhaps of a non sensitive page and post that?

     

    When you separate the document into sections you can restart numbering in that section, but you have to uncheck Use previous headers and footers or it will continue from those. You can change this as many times as you like, in every section if you want.

     

    You have inserted Section Breaks if it is a WP document?

     

    Layout mode documents don't need them because every page is its own section.

     

    Have you been careful to select the correct Footer or Header in your choices, whichever you are using, for Auto Page Numbering?

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    May 2, 2012 6:43 PM (in response to Boatfly)

    Use command shift 4 and select only the part of the screen you want by dragging over it.

     

    The screen grab is saved to the desktop.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    May 2, 2012 9:01 PM (in response to Boatfly)

    Got your screen snaps Kenneth. I can not see any of your footers or page numbers or section breaks.

     

    Peter

     

    btw Don't type an extra return between paragraphs. Use Inspector > Text > Text > Spacing > Before Paragraph

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