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Page number issue

Mar 21, 2013 8:33 AM

I received a file that has two page 1s, the cover and the actual first page. This is an issue if I try to print "page 1" because I get an error message that there are 2 of them.  I've tried removing and resetting the page numbers, I've added and removed pages, and I've reset master pages, nothing fixes this.  I've never seen this and have no idea how my client managed to do this. Anyone know how to fix this?




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    Mar 21, 2013 8:40 AM   in reply to XiaoKeith7

    Select the cover page in the Pages panel, then go to Numbering and Section options and change the Numbering Style to anything other than 1,2,3...

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    Mar 21, 2013 12:28 PM   in reply to XiaoKeith7

    Those numbers are "Logical" page numbers assigned throughthe numbering and section options (and appear when you choose to view section numbering). The "Absolute" numbering of pages is not affected, and you can specify absolute page numbers inthe print dialog, but it's really just easier to change the number styling onthe section numbering options so you don't have conflicts.


    Front matter is traditionally numbered using small Roman numeral, and the first part of the book corpus gets Page 1 using Arabic numerals. I generally number the cover using ABC styles if it is included in the same file.

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    Mar 21, 2013 1:17 PM   in reply to XiaoKeith7

    It's very normal to have a new section start at 1 for the "real" page 1 of a book. ID complains about the duplication when you do it, and it's normal to change the styling at that point, but not everyone does.

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    Mar 21, 2013 1:18 PM   in reply to Peter Spier

    Keep in mind that the logical numbers are the ones that get picked up by the various page number markers, and the ones that show on the pages, not the absolute numbers.

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