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I would like to create a document with automatic page numbering that also shows the total number of pages. While I can see how to add an automatic page number to a document, I have not found a way to add something like " Page 1 of 7"...

Am I missing something or does this feature not exist? It it does not exist, would it be possible to add it?

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@Steve2

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The addition of a field for the total number pages (for the "of Y" bit)  is currently unimplemented, sorry. I do not see why this cannot be added, thanks for the suggestion.


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I have been told I am wrong on this

In the 'View' menu check that 'Studio' > 'Fields' is checked so the Fields studio is showing. You can insert any "Field" into your text by double clicking on the label, so to get what you wanted

  1. Type "Page "
  2. on the Fields Studio scroll to the Document section and Double Click the label "Page Number" (mouse over the words "Page Number" not the <Page Numbers> text)
  3. then type "of " and
  4. then Double Click the label "Page Count" (mouse over the words "Page Count" not the <Section Page Count> text)

You will end up with "Page 1 of N"


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48 minutes ago, Chiefsub68 said:

This is confusing. If you're stumped see the easy way to do this at https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/tutorials/publisher/desktop/video/286544585/

That video only shows you how to insert the current page number, not the page count.


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47 minutes ago, Jostmuc said:

Hello - is there a possibility to edit the page numbers, so it's starts with Number one on the 3rd page?

Thank you very much!

Jost

You should use the "Section Manager" on Pages tab.2068275544_ScreenShot2018-11-13at12_20_55.png.8bbeb1693e47b0a334c3f920a6adddf8.png

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Hi, does any one knows if there is a possibility to delete an vertical line that appears before the page number? I tried to do it, but it wasn't possibile to remove nor to change the colour of it.

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38 minutes ago, Gosia said:

Hi, does any one knows if there is a possibility to delete an vertical line that appears before the page number? I tried to do it, but it wasn't possibile to remove nor to change the colour of it.

I've never seen a vertical line like that. Can you show us a screenshot, and possibly include a sample .afpub file that shows it?


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On ‎8‎/‎31‎/‎2018 at 2:47 PM, Patrick Connor said:

I have been told I am wrong on this

In the 'View' menu check that 'Studio' > 'Fields' is checked so the Fields studio is showing. You can insert any "Field" into your text by double clicking on the label, so to get what you wanted

  1. Type "Page "
  2. on the Fields Studio scroll to the Document section and Double Click the label "Page Number" (mouse over the words "Page Number" not the <Page Numbers> text)
  3. then type "of " and
  4. then Double Click the label "Page Count" (mouse over the words "Page Count" not the <Section Page Count> text)

You will end up with "Page 1 of N" 

the points 3 and 4 are the good it works but even without this, I would be very happy about an answer

 greets from germany

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On 11/15/2018 at 10:35 AM, Gosia said:

It looks like that:

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I thougt is some kind of numbering style, but no.

It looks like some sort of Text Decoration from a Paragraph Style. 


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I remain confused by the correct method to automatically page number. I produce a professional association's newsletter. In InDesign, it has always been set-up as a horizontal A3 page that then gives me four A4 pages when folded. In ID I have set the page numbers on the Master to correctly reflect the number of the folded A4 page - but I'm darned if I can get the same page-numbering set-up on my Affinity Publisher layout. All my attempts on an A3 spread end up with the first A3 side numbered 1 and 2 - whereas I actually want to show 1 and 4, then with the second side showing 2 and 3...

I can correctly sequentially number in a four-page A4 layout (thanks to the advice above) but that does not give me the press-ready PDF output that I need. Help please!! (I need a 'Killer Tips' book or 'For Dummies' to go back to school on this...)

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Hi @Automac, welcome to the forums!

 

If the final output media will be A3 size, then each "design" page will be A4 (half of an A3 paper).  Create the document in facing pages mode with an A4 page size and design the pages as they are to be displayed to the reader when folded.  Make sure the page count is a multiple of four.

When producing a PDF, if you need to meet "proper" standards for printing (as is usually the case when working with an outside print vendor), Affinity Publisher does not currently have an option for doing the imposition internally (re-ordering the pages into print order), but most outside printers don't want you to do that for them - they want the "design" order PDF and they do the imposition.  If this is the case, use File/Export, choose PDF and the appropriate preset, and make sure the "Area" is set to "All Pages" rather than "All Spreads".

If you need "proper" PDF standards and need to do the imposition yourself, unfortunately that is not currently available in Affinity Publisher, so you will need 3rd-party imposition software to accomplish that.

In situations where those standards are less important (printing internally in many cases), you can export the imposed PDF from Publisher using the options in the Print dialog (for Windows you will need to have a PDF printer installed).  To do this, use File/Print, set the Model to "Book" or "Booklet" as appropriate (the Model setting is under the "Document Layout" section in the Mac print window, it might be different if you are on Windows), and export a PDF from there as appropriate for your platform (the option is under the "PDF" popup in the lower-left corner of the Mac print dialog; for Windows I believe you would need to select the PDF "printer" and print to it).

 

Given that the imposition options are available when printing, I think it is a logical next step to have them added when exporting PDF files as well, but currently those options have not made their way across.  I am hoping that gets resolved within the next few updates to Publisher.

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