2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2012 3:18 AM by Peter Spier

    CS4-Blank/empty pages into an existing document??


      I'm creating a stamp catalogue in CS4.  Can i place a blank/empty page into the middle of an already existing document without upsetting the page numbers that are already there??


      Is it possible to place a blank/empty page into an already existing document without it counting/upsetting the page numbers already there??  (i.e.-can i place a blank page into an existing document & not have it counted in the page numbers count????))


      Or do I have to insert a new page & then wipe it clean to use it as a "spacer" page to make sure my document will print in the correct order???/(i.e.---Odd page #'s on right side/Even page #'s on left side) & not the other way around?????


      Any help/suggestions much appreciated....!!!

        • 1. Re: CS4-Blank/empty pages into an existing document??
          Kalajda Level 1

          Hi, just divide your document into page sections "page panel/numbering and sections item" - choose new section in the place, where you plan to insert blank pages and set numbering not automatical, but the contunuing number of layout. Then insert your blank pages at the end of fisrt section and make it separate section with different kind of numbering (for instance greek), so your page numbers will look for instance like this 1-34, I-II (blank pages), 35-286.

          • 2. Re: CS4-Blank/empty pages into an existing document??
            Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

            Adding a blank page in ID is just like trying to put a blank page into a physical book. In the physical world, pages have two sides, so you cannot create a blank surface on one side only unless all the folowing pages shift from front to back or vice versa. Same thing in ID. Add one page anywhere but at the end, and all the following pages will switch sides, add two pages and you get a front and back that can remain blank or be filled with content, but your other pages remain undisturbed except for automatic numbering.


            If you want to skip numbering on a page or pages, you must remove any numbering markers from those pages (all pages have number assignments) and add two new section markers, the first on the page where you want numbering to stop, and the second where you want it to restart. The reason for setting two sections is that if you don't change the "numbering style" or assign numbers that fall beyond the page count of your book for any blank pages, you will wind up with overlapping duplicate "logical" page numbers (they're assigned, even if they don't appear) and ID will warn you that there are multiple pages with the same number and will not be able to do page range operations like printing using the logical numbers.