11 Replies Latest reply: Apr 2, 2008 10:10 AM by Magnus Lewan
Pam.monson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am currently in the process of making an anthology of stories with my students. I intend to save them as PDF files and send them to Lulu, a self publishing site. How do I number the pages continuously? I have been using Page Break to separate the stories. I have tried the help but it didn't help.

Do you have any other suggestions for me to save a lot of grief? Is Pages a good application to do this in?

Thanks,
Starflower

iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • 1. Re: numbering pages
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,995 points)
    starflower,

    Not sure what you've tried, but have you gotten this far?...

    Enable Headers and/or Footers in Document Inspector.

    View > Show Layout.

    Click in the Header or Footer where you want the page number.

    Insert > Page Number

    This is the most basic method.

    Is this helpful?

    Regards,

    Jerry
  • 2. Re: numbering pages
    Walt K Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
    starflower,

    I hate to rain on your parade, but Lulu will not accept PFDs created by Pages. Do a search for "Lulu" for more information on this problem.

    Walt
  • 3. Re: numbering pages
    Lumière du Jour Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am trying to do the very same thing and don't think it's even possible to start the page count at "2" on the second page of an annual report. You can restart from "1" in a new section, it seems, but not start from any given number if your count really starts on the first page. Heck, I think I could do this even in ClarisWorks, certainly Word. But not Pages? Surprisingly poor.
  • 4. Re: numbering pages
    DennisG Level 5 Level 5 (6,455 points)
    LdJ,

    Really? Did you try going in to the Layout inspector > Section button? There's an empty field labeled +Start At+ that lets you insert any page number you want. All you'd have to do is look in the Pages manual to find this info on restarting a page number in a new section.

    -Dennis
  • 5. Re: numbering pages
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,995 points)
    Lumière du Jour,

    With a Section Break, you may control the starting page number of the following section using the Inspector as shown in this example:



    Am I missing something? Looks to me as though you have all the control you need to publish your annual report the way you wish. I must say though that your post seems to be veering OT.

    Regards,

    Jerry
  • 6. Re: numbering pages
    Lumière du Jour Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Aaargh! You beat me to an abject apology for my previous post. Yes, it can be done exactly as you suggest. I entered "page numbering" into the Help Search field and found a previous post that put me onto the right track. Here's what I found:

    Quote
    Restarting Page Numbering in a Section

    You can start a new page-numbering scheme for a section.
    To restart page numbering in a document section:

    Click in the section, select “Start at” in the Section pane of the Layout Inspector, and then specify the number of the first page of the section.
    End quote

    My trouble was in getting to the right spot for the Layout Inspector.

    First do a Insert Section Break from the Insert menu. Then go to the Layout Inspector, the second button from the left at the top of the Inspector panel. Click on the Section Button at the top of the Layout Inspector so it shows blue for having been selected, then set the Start at box to whatever you need. To my embarrassment, it really works. How could I have doubted Apple software engineers?? Hope this helps.
  • 7. Re: numbering pages
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,995 points)
    Dennis,

    I wouldn't have posted if I had noticed that you had typed so much faster than I had:-)

    Jerry
  • 8. Re: numbering pages
    DennisG Level 5 Level 5 (6,455 points)
    Absolutely no problem. It happens all the time, and it certainly doesn't hurt to provide an illustration of the point.

    -Dennis
  • 9. Re: numbering pages
    Pam.monson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh no! I don't like Word and was trying to avoid it. Why can't Pages be made more compatable? or is it Lulu that choses this option? Thanks for the warning.

    SF
  • 10. Re: numbering pages
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,995 points)
    starflower,

    See this interesting Lulu FAQ, and particularly the section titled "What's a MAC user to do?".

    http://athleticaid.com/yaquinapress/PDF-FAQ.html

    It seems that you may have options. FAQ author suggests that you might have success with printing to Postscript rather than PDF. You would think that by now someone would know if that works. Lulu has live help available.

    Regards,

    Jerry
  • 11. Re: numbering pages
    Magnus Lewan Level 4 Level 4 (3,655 points)
    starflower wrote:
    Why can't Pages be made more compatable? or is it Lulu that choses this option?


    Lulu blames Apple, but I am inclined to blame Lulu. Pages' PDF files display fine in most applications. If Lulu cannot handle them, they do less than what Adobe Reader and other applications do, ergo, Lulu is at fault.

    Lulu has no commercial obligation to enhance their software to a fully adhere to the PDF specifications, of course. They seem to do fine commercially without Pages users.

    Besides, I'm not 100% sure they always reject Pages documents. There have been posts here which seem to indicate that they sometimes let them through.