- Make sure you have set the page numbering up correctly in each file - Automatic Page Numbering - using the Numbering and Section Options then save.
- Remove the documents from the book but keep the window open.
- Use the dropdown on the book window and select 'Book Page numbering options' and then 'Continue from previous document'
- Add the files back into the book.
This works in CS5.5 but I would assume CS6 is very similar with this function.
Thank you for your quick answer.
But, no, it doesn't work. I tried your advice two times, and it still gives the same result.
Are the individual files also set to continue from previous?
Thanks for your reply. I am not quite sure where to check this, but if you mean: the dropdown on the book window and select Book Numbering Options and "Continue from previous document" - then the answer is yes.
I think Peter was referring to my first point and having it set that way in each individual document.
Make sure you have set the page numbering up correctly in each file - Automatic Page Numbering - using the Numbering and Section Options then save.
You can find this by using the dropdown on the pages panel and selecting 'Numbering and Section Options'. All your documents should have 'automatic page numbering' selected.
No I mean open each document, right click the first page in the pages panel and check the section and numbering options to make sure they are set to continue from previous there.
I have done excactly as Rik says: for each of the five documents I go to the Page Panel, click dropdown menu and "Numbering and Section Options" and choose "Automatic page Numbering". (This dialogue box does not have the option "continue from previous", however). But I do so for each document, and Save.
But the result is still the same!
I may be repeating myself here but I have been guilty of doing this as well. The steps I listed above need to be done IN ORDER. After you have resaved the individual files, you need to remove them from the book, change the book settings and add the documents again.
If this isn't the solution, then you may need to start screenshotting what you see and your settings for the files and book.
Hello again. Thanks for your replies. This morning I tried all over again. I follow Riks instructions strictly to the point, and in order, but the result remains the same.
I attach two screen shots (is this the correct way to attach images?). The large image concerns the individual document, chapter 3; Page Panel Menu; Numbering and Section Options; "Automatic Page Numbering" (in Danish). I click OK.
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AH, I think I see the problem.
In the General section of your InDesign Preferences (and you'll need to do this for each doc) change the Page Numbering dropdown from Absolute Numbering to Section Numbering.
You can also do this with no files open to make it the new default for new files.
Yes, it seems to work perfect now.
Thank you very much, both of you! It was a great help.
I suspect that it was working all along in the page numbers on the actual pages, but that because you were viewing absolute numbers you were viewing them in the book panel as well