1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 24, 2014 1:48 AM by Peter Spier

    How to insert documents first pagenumber on any page?


      Does anyone know how to insert the pagenumber from the first page in a indesign-document, on a page of choosing? I can only find how to add a document last-page as a number.



      A document with page 10-20.

      On page 3, 4 or 13 I would like to have a footer that says "Document XYZ - Pages: 10-20".


      Any ideas?

        • 1. Re: How to insert documents first pagenumber on any page?
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          This is not intuitive,, but should work...


          On the first page add a small text frame anywhere and insert a fame break character. Now thread that frame to the one where you want to have your start page number, wherever that happens to be in the document. In this new frame enter a Special Character > Markers > Previous Page Marker.


          The down-side here is this is not a variable, so if you want to have more than one frame like this you need to set up each one the same way with its own linked frame on the first page. In sush a case I thnk it would be more practical to just enter the start page number manually, perhaps as a custom text variable that you can edit in one place if the start number needs to change.