Currently Being ModeratedMay 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.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 12:53 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
This is what I've done Peter.
Selected the two leading sections individually, deleted the page numbers from their respective footers and for each did the following
Inspector > Layou > Section > Page Numbers > Start at '1' > Configuration > checked only ' Left and right pages are different' > Section starts on 'Right page'.
I did this although it seems unrelated as I want numbering to commence with "1' on the first page of the 3rd section which is page 5 of the document.
Then, selected the 3rd section and with the other sections up to > Start at ;'5' > Configuration the same > Section starts on 'Right page'. Selected the page 5 footer, highlighted the numeral 5, then Menu > Insert > Auto Page Numbers, Show in ' Section', Position ' Footer', Alignment 'Outside', Format '1,2,3'. Expected numbering to commence with numeral 1 on page 5 , but the result is numbers 1, 2. 3, 4, reappear in the first two sections and continue as previously.
What am I missing?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 3:02 AM (in response to Boatfly)
Peter. Have found an earlier link of yours to TipsnTricks and have followed the suggestions there but no joy - can't locate some the menu items to which you refer.
This is so frustrating - perhaps I should start all over and paste the document pages into a new layout. But, that may just bring the problems across for no gain.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 3:38 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
In layout moide; select number > right mouse click on it and choose from the Contextual Menu Options, 'Auto Page Numbering And Page Numbering'. These menu options do not include any reference to page numbering.
Using Pages '09, Version 4.1 (923).
Document is rether personal, reluctant to mail
Currently Being ModeratedMay 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
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?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 2, 2012 6:35 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
I've taken a picture of the screen using 'Command-Shift-3', of two adjacent pages. But, where is it located? Finder was employed to seek it but there does not appear to be any trace. The '09 User's Guide is of no help. Can you assist Peter?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 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.
btw Don't type an extra return between paragraphs. Use Inspector > Text > Text > Spacing > Before Paragraph
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 3:04 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Peter, the section breaks are at page 3, 4 and 178. The page numbers are there but apparently not included in the screen shots. Footer do not appear in this Word Processing mode but do so in Layout mode.