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Ilya Samsonov

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Naturally, any multi-page document needs numbered pages. In essence, manually paginate not difficult. To do this, create a text frame in a specific part of each page, and then enter the corresponding number in this frame. The work is simple, but too routine. Suppose that the editor-in-chief decided to delete or add several pages in the middle of the document. In this case, you will have to redo the entire pagination of the finished document manually!

Fortunately, Adobe InDesign has all the tools you need to automate this process. You only need to create a special “container” for the number within the template page. Thanks to this “container”, the program will automatically track the numbering while deleting or adding pages to a document. So, for automatic page numbering, create a plain text frame only within the template page (if the document has two-page spreads, create two frames on each of the two pages of the template).

Then click in the text frame, and then in the main program menu, select Type-> Insert Special Character-> Auto Page Number (Text-> Insert special character->Automatic pagination) As a result, a symbol appears in the text frame you created, which is used as a prefix of the current page template (Fig. 3.30). This symbol can be formatted as you wish, i.e. select the desired font for it of a certain size and alignment method for it.

On regular pages of the document to which this template is applied, the corresponding page numbers will appear instead of the symbol indicated above. Moreover, the program will automatically track the numbering. It means that Adobe InDesign will automatically number after adding or deleting regular pages of the document.

Remember that when using multiple page templates, you must place a “container” with an automatic numbering symbol in the same part of each template. Moreover, the same formatting attributes should be selected for the automatic numbering symbol. Only in this case the numbers will look the same and be located in the same place on each page of the document.

Page numbering in an InDesign not from the first page

In fact, everything is simple.
1. Do the numbering in the template (MasterPage) if not already
2. Select the page on which there will be another numbering - circled in the screenshot
3. We open options of numbering and sections
4. We say what the current page will be.

The screenshot shows that the cover is numbered separately - 1,2,3,4. The third page of the cover indicated what should be numbered further from page 3. The rest of the numbers in the block, which can be seen in the image, took a picture of the end of the list of pages in such a way as to show everything in one picture - not to pay attention.

26 comments:

Of the 1000 videos I watched about page numbering, which discuss the problem of starting numbering from the first one, only you could show it as simply and clearly as possible, special respect and contempt for the others who are just fooling. BRAVO.

I have everything by analogy with you.
I watched the video, stupid, still google, stupid.
And then the hop. opened this page. And that’s all. He appropriately affixed the entire numbering.

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