Custom Page Numbering
Custom Page Numbering will allow you to set or change values for page numbering prefixes, start, and type via the Custom Page Numbering Report. Once the page numbering is changed for a section, subsequent main sections will automatically reflect these updates. Users can override this by editing the numbering for a subsequent section.
A prefix displays characters before the page number. Prefixes can be up to 50 characters. Examples of prefixes include letters (e.g. A-1, B-2, C-3), Roman numerals, and words (e.g. Appendix A - 12, Supplement - 1).
Page Numbering Start
Changing the page numbering start changes the first page number for the section. For example, if you want page numbering to restart on the current section, you would set the page numbering start to be 1.
Page Numbering Type
The page numbering type controls what characters are actually shown for the page number. You can set your page number to display as the following:
- Normal (1,2,3,...)
- Roman Small (i, ii, iii,...)
- Roman Large (I, II, III,...)
- Letter Small (a, b, c,...)
- Letter Large (A, B, C,...)
We suggest not using layout templates that contain the Total Page count metadata, as it will not reflect the custom numbering entered. If necessary, a layout template can be created that has an optional total pages metadata tag in an editable frame. This will allow you to remove the metadata tag if custom numbering needs to be used.
How to Use Custom Page Numbering
To access the Section Page Numbering window, click Section on the black menu bar and then select Section Page Numbering.
This report is also available on the Document menu, in Other Reports. From this menu, you'll be able to update the page numbering for all sections in your document.
To Update the Page Numbering Rule on a Section:
- Use the search field within the report to locate the specific section, if necessary
- Click Edit to the right of the section name in the Section Page Numbering window
- Update the prefix, the starting page number for the section (Start At), and the numbering type
- Click OK
The Section Page Numbering window also lets you see where a section's page numbering comes from. Updating a section's page number will affect all sections below the updated section. These changes are easy to track and modify within this window.
When a section is copied, any custom page numbering rules are not copied over. This ensures that the rest of the document is not affected by copying a section with a custom page numbering rule. Copied sections will automatically update to reflect your current document's custom page numbering rules.
Linked sections do not keep their custom page numbering rules from their original documents. Linked sections will automatically adhere to your current document's custom page numbering rules.
Custom page numbering rules are included when a project or document is duplicated.
Custom page numbering cannot be applied to the front matter (Title page, Table of Contents, list of pictures/tables/attachment). The front matter is numbered separately from the rest of the document. The page numbering type is set by the layout template.
Only PDF exports support custom page numbering.