I've just come to paginate a 36 chapter book using the usual method which I have used loads of times before with no trouble whatsoever.
However, this time when I load all of the chapters into my "book" file each of them shows page 1-20, or 1-15 or however many pages there are in each chapter. Normally this would read 1-20 for the first chapter, 21-36 for the second etc etc. If I check each individual page header in the separate files, the page numbers are correct, but the page numbers at the bottom of the screen (that I use to jump from one page to another) also show 1, 2, 3 etc in each file, rather than using the actual page numbers that are showing in the header.
I have a suspicion it has something to do with sections, but I have never used these, and have not (knowingly!) changed any settings at all. If I go to the page numbering box in each file the "start section" is ticked but greyed out so I can't change it.
The really weird thing is that, even files that I have used before with no problems, are now all doing the same thing. This also applies if I start a new file.
Have I inadvertently done a global change somewhere?
Any ideas gratefully received.
John Woram, Dec 2, 2008 6:53 AM
Using Win XP/SP2 and ID 5.0.4, I have the same problem -- have tried all the numbering and synchronization options. Still, the book shows each chapter beginning on page 1. If I open the chapter itself, the pagination is correct -- Chapter 2 begins on page 21, and so on. If I look at an old book created several years ago, the book pagination is correct. Maybe it's a CS3 bug? Feature?
Well it must be something else in my case, because the chapter files are only in one book. And the page-numbering "Continue from previous document" option seems pretty clear, even if it has no effect on numbers listed within the book.
I haven't used this feature in a long time, so my best guess it this is something that worked in an earlier version, and got broken in CS3. But even that's a puzzle, because if I look at an old book, the page numbering is correct.