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Seriously?  I thought these instructions would be sooo simple, so straight forward.

To add page numbering:
  • On the Pages panel, select a master page from the Master Page window.
  • Create a text frame to place your page number field and optionally extra header/footer text.
  • From the Text Menu, select Insert>Fields>Page Number. A hash symbol (#) indicates the page number.
To change page numbering style:
  • On the Pages panel, select Section Manager.
  • From the Number style pop-up menu, choose from various standard numbering schemes such as Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3), upper/lowercase Roman (I, II, III, i, ii, iii), alphabetic letters (A, B, C, a, b, c) and more.

I have one master page and every page is linked.  Straight forward.  I followed the above to the letter but got nothing but either a hash symbol on every page, then every page labelled as Page One, then Page #, then fiddled with everything.  Please please put me out of sheer misery here - I have solved more complex issues than this so I am infuriated, these instructions must miss something so utterly very obvious.

Thanks

Chris

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1 hour ago, Chris26 said:
  • From the Text Menu, select Insert>Fields>Page Number. A hash symbol (#) indicates the page number.

I am assuming you just left the # that was (should have been) inserted alone. In other words you didn't replace it with an actual # symbol.

Go to Text > Highlight Fields and make sure it is checked. The #'s background (page number) should be a different colour from the rest of the text.

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If you could upload a sample of just a master page & maybe one document page so we could see how you are setting pages numbers, it would probably make it obvious what you are doing wrong.

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Thanks RCR but I have solved half the issue.

Old Bruce:  I was drawing a text frame amd insertig the hash symbol - tthis was what I thought the instructions meant.  Now I have another problem - 

1.  I need page number 1 to start on physical page two.  But it will not let me access the greyed out area in thesection manager.

2. Instead what it has done is put page number 2 on physical page two.  Physical page one has its own text box and is not goverend by the master page.

3. If I change the section manager to start page numbering on page two, guess what, it gives that page a number 3 ??? Now how is this logical ???

(IS it me. or why is this page numbering so hard to figure out, prsonally I think the instructions should be clear) ?

Chris

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Apple - Like entering your home and opening the oak framed Kitchen door and finding the dishwasher right in front you ready to be switched on, soap supplied, and water that comes through a water softener.  Ah the front door key is yours and it only needs to open the front door.

 

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2 hours ago, Chris26 said:

I was drawing a text frame amd insertig the hash symbol - tthis was what I thought the instructions meant. 

The instructions say that on the Text Menu, you need to select Insert>Fields>Page Number. Since there is no "#" item on that menu, I think it should be fairly clear to most users how this works.

Maybe not quite so clear for the section manager, though...

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Carl123  Thank you.  Finally. 

RCR,  I suppose I am not most users, many instructions from many sources I have read hundreds, but once in a while the instructions don't follow my logic.  It happens.

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