11 Replies Latest reply on Jul 30, 2014 2:57 AM by Peter Spier

    page numbers using decimals?

    lister110 Level 1

      is it possible to have folios in decimals?

       

      Each page, i.e.

       

      1

                1.1

                1.2

                1.3

      2

                2.1

                2.2

       

       

      Thanks

       

       

      lister

        • 1. Re: page numbers using decimals?
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          Yes, if you set up as a new section for each initial number and include that as a section marker or section prefix.

          • 2. Re: page numbers using decimals?
            lister110 Level 1

            sorry for being pretty thick, but how do you go about doing this? I have a portfolio which has a section title as this:

             

            1. Creative

                 1.1 The title of the first concept

                 1.2 The title of the second concept

             

            2. Identity

                 2.1  The title of the first identity

                 2.2  The title of the second identity

                 2.3  The title of the third identity

             

            This will also need TOCs applied at the beginning as so each section and section title has a page number.

            I have tried but Im not getting 1 and then 1.1 per section.

             

            lister

            • 3. Re: page numbers using decimals?
              Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

              are you trying to number the pages, or the paragraphs?

              • 4. Re: page numbers using decimals?
                lister110 Level 1

                sorry for such a late reply.. Im trying to renumber the pages.

                 

                I have created section numbers from 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 etc.. and then created a new section for 2, which starts 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 etc, but I would like the beginning of the section to start 1.0 and for section 2, 2.0.

                 

                Do I have to create new sections for the just these initial pages.

                 

                Thanks

                 

                lister

                • 5. Re: page numbers using decimals?
                  Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                  You must start a new section in the document using Numbering And Section Options in the pages panel for each page where a new section in your text begins. Add a section prefix (1. 2. 3. etc.) for each section and check the box to Include Prefix when numbering pages.

                  • 6. Re: page numbers using decimals?
                    lister110 Level 1

                    Thanks, .. but I can't seem to get the page sections 1.0 or 2.0, at the moment I have pages 1.1 to 1.5 and then 2.1 to 2.5 no problem.

                     

                    for 1.1 onwards I have

                    Start page 1

                    Section prefix: 1.

                    Style: 1,2,3,4...

                     

                    Thanks for the help..

                     

                     

                    lister

                    • 7. Re: page numbers using decimals?
                      Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                      ID does not allow you to use 0 as a logical page number (no idea why not), so if you need 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 etc, you're going to have to cheat in some way.

                       

                      I'd do it by creating new sections for each ".0" page (so you'd have a section for the .0 and the next page would also start a new section with numbering reset to 1). For the .0 pages I would do two more things. First, instead of a section prefix, add the number you want for that section, 1.0, 2.0 ..., as a Section Marker. Now create a new master page to assign to these special pages and in place of the Current Page Number marker insert the Section Marker marker from the Insert Special Character > Markers menu.

                      • 8. Re: page numbers using decimals?
                        lister110 Level 1

                        ahh, thats a shame as I wanted to use section markers / headings based on the sections of the book.

                        • 9. Re: page numbers using decimals?
                          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                          Instead of the Section Marker you could use a Running Header Variable, I think.

                          • 10. Re: page numbers using decimals?
                            lister110 Level 1

                            Thanks Peter,

                             

                            seems this is the only way to do this. Though I'm not sure if each section will start with a variable name in the main copy, which in turn will label the header of the section (I'm assuming this is how running headers work).

                             

                            Thanks for your help so far..

                             

                            lister

                            • 11. Re: page numbers using decimals?
                              Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

                              You should probably take a few minutes to read up on variables and try some experiments. Running headers can pick up either paragraph styles or character styles, so you can include either an entire paragraph or just selected text (it's perfectly OK to define a character style that is only a name without other attributes to assign to text you want to pick up in a header). Just be sure you have sufficient space on one line in your frame for the entire found text -- variables are a single character for editing purposes and they don't break across lines.