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phillip a Calculating status...
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Jan 2, 2013 2:10 PM

I've asked this question before, but did not receive satisfactory answers, so I'm hoping this time around someone will hit the nail on the head.

 

I have prepared a report that has a title page followed by several pages of text.  I want to number the pages beginning with the first page of text.  I do not want the title page to have a number.  In other words, the first page after the title page will be page 1.

 

When I go to the Insert menu and pull down Auto Page Numbers, and uncheck "inlude page number on first page," the first page -- i.e., the title page -- does not, indeed, have a number.  The problem is that the first page of text is page number 2.  I want the first page of text to be page number 1.

 

Some suggested to insert a new section after the title page, then go to Inspector, select Section, check "First page is different," click on the first page of text and then insert page numbers.  Inserting a section break after the title page produces a blank page after the title page, and when I delete that blank page, the first page of text is then numbered page 2.

 

Does someone know a reliable method to begin numbering pages with the second page as page 1?

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,450 points)
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    Jan 2, 2013 5:27 PM (in response to phillip a)

    This has been answered a thousand times, I'm surprised none of those answers seem satisfactory to you.

     

    http://www.freeforum101.com/iworktipsntrick/viewtopic.php?t=306&highlight=number s&mforum=iworktipsntrick

     

    Peter

  • KarenSelena Level 4 Level 4 (1,920 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 7:35 AM (in response to phillip a)

    Try this.....

    - put the curser at the end of the page previous to the one they wanted to start with page number 1

    - in the top menu bar - insert / section break - (this will add a blank page)

    - open the "layout inspector" / section tab - in the "page numbers" area, select "start at" and ensure it is set to 1

    - put your curser, in the area of the page where you want the page numbering to begin (usually the footer)

    - in the top menu bar - insert / page number or auto page number

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,450 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 7:55 AM (in response to phillip a)

    The answer in the blog covers all bases.

     

    Read it for the bits you want.

     

    Basically:

     

    1. Enter a section break at the foot of the page before where you want the numbering to start

     

    2. Click in the "First Page" you want

     

    Inspector > Layout > Section > Page Numbers > Start at: 1 > Configuration > uncheck Use previous headers and footers

     

    3. Go back to the previous Sections and delete or change the page numbering in the Header/Footer

     

    I have put up this basic description countless times. I'm surprised you did not find at least one of them.

     

    Peter

  • victoryhat Level 2 Level 2 (450 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 12:54 AM (in response to phillip a)

    I don't know why this didn't work for you phillip a.  I created a title page, inserted a section break, and then added two pages to the new section.  Then I inserted the cursor into the footer and choose to allign text to the right and then chose insert page numbers. 

     

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  • victoryhat Level 2 Level 2 (450 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 1:06 AM (in response to phillip a)

    I think I just noticed the problem.  You don't 'add a new section'.  You need to insert a section break.  Go to the last line of the title page and click on insert>section break.  This will create a new section without adding a new blank page to the document.

  • victoryhat Level 2 Level 2 (450 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 11:19 PM (in response to phillip a)

    I have had to number a document like this once before.  A certain professor required a term paper numbered that way.  The only thing I can think of, is that I typed the title page and then added the section break; I didn't try it on a document that was already typed. Sorry I couldn't help.

  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,980 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 11:35 PM (in response to victoryhat)

    KISS (Keep It Simple, Sirs)

     

    Cover page (no page number) as a separate document.

    Main document starts on Page 1.

     

    Save the 2 docs in a folder.

     

    Ian.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,450 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 11:35 PM (in response to phillip a)

    Just follow the instructions!

     

    You can restart the number every section if you want, just make sure you have:

     

    unchecked Use previous headers and footers on the new section

     

    The section divides the document and you use the inspector to set where the numbering starts.

     

    If you want a different numbering before, you right click on the numbering and change it to roman numerals, or simply select the text and delete it if you want none.

     

    Peter

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,830 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 12:52 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)

    I just want to add: You have to manually restart the page numbering on each section. It doean't do it by it self by adding a section break ( the last wan'ts to you Peter)

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