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The thing that springs immediately to mind for me would be to place the existing pages into a new file with the new numbering on the master page. You can use Scott Zanelli's fabulous script to automate the process: InDesignSecrets » Blog Archive » Zanelli Releases MultiPageImporter for Importing both PDF and INDD Files
Peter S's suggestion touches the thin line that you wanted to avoid - needing an extra file for the continuous cross-file book page numbering.
Do you plan to have a table of contents or index or cross-references that capture page numbers? How would that work in your books?
A more long-term solution is to post a formal feature request here: Wishform and hope that some future ID release incorporates it. Many features in ID have come from user requests.
Thanks for the tip. I tested the script and it's indeed a nice script.
But I have to import file per file - It would be great when it works also on a Indesign book.
Then I can quick make a book and then import the book again and make the extra numbering on the master page.
File per File is a bit to slow. But I Think I will use the script for other jobs.
Or select multiple files would also work for me.
Maybe I will make a book in PDF and then do the numbering after importing again In Indesign.
I did the Wishform / request.
Thanks for the tip.
For the Book I would as you proposed, export first to PDF, then use the script to place the PDF.
Have now 2 solutions:
- Import PDF (book) in Indesign with script and do the numbering
- Make PDF (book) and add the numbering in Acrobat
Thanks for the support.