Using page numbering

Page number fields automatically display the current page number. Typically, these fields are added automatically to the master page (so they appear on every page) with the Header and Footers Wizard, but you can insert a page number field anywhere in your text.

You can change the style of page numbers, create mixed page number formats, set starting page number(s), and control number continuation across chapters and publication sections.

To define a header or footer that includes a page number field:

  1. Create a header or footer on the master page by choosing Headers and Footers… from the Insert menu.

  2. In the wizard, press the Page Number button to insert a page number field (as a prefix or suffix) along with any optional header/footer text.

  3. Complete the wizard.

To insert a page number field:

  1. Switch to the master page (if desired) by clicking PagePlus tbr hintline masterpages Using page numbering Master Pages on the Hintline.

  2. With the Artistic Text Tool selected (Tools toolbar), click for an insertion point to place the page number.

  3. On the Insert menu, select Page Number from the Information flyout.

To change page numbering style:

  1. On the Format menu, choose Page Number Format….

  2. In the Page Number Format dialog, in the Style section, you can select from various standard numbering schemes such as Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3…), and upper/lowercase Roman (I, II, III…, i, ii, iii), or alphabetic letters (A, B, C, a, b, c).

You can also specify the First Page Number in the sequence (this will appear on the first page of the publication). For example, Chapter Two of a long publication might be in a separate file and begin numbering with page 33.

To set the first page number:

  1. Uncheck Continue from previous chapter. PagePlus keeps this checked by default so that number continuation is maintained if your publication is to be part of a book.

  2. Enter a different First Page Number.

  3. It’s easy to include a page count along with your current page number. For example, a typical format would be “2(6)” where “2″ is the current page and “6″ the total number of publication pages. From the Insert menu, choose Information>Publication Info…, and choose “Page Count”.   

For simple publications, it’s likely that the same page format is used (e.g., Arabic numerals throughout). However, for more complex publications, different formats can be used for different page ranges, with each page range belonging to its own publication section.  

To create mixed page number formats:

  1. On the Format menu, choose Page Number Format….

  2. From the dialog’s Section list box, select the page range within which you want to create a new number format.

  3. Click Add, then enter a page from which to start a new section.

  4. With the new section created (and selected), choose a different Style (see above). As an example, you could apply Roman numerals to your Table of Contents pages.

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  5. Repeat the process for additional sections. Use Delete to remove a selected section.

Each section can have its own starting page number for its page numbering sequence. If the first section is selected, a Continue from previous chapter option is shown (if part of a book, the numbering is continued from a previous chapter; otherwise 1 is assumed). For any subsequent selected section, the option Continue from previous section is used. This can be unchecked, allowing for independent starting page numbers per section.

Using page numbering