Was the document part of a Book? Looks like the numbering might have been synchronized with other files through the Book panel.
Which version of InDesign does happen in @wtrmrk00?
Have you tried:
- File > Save > set format to InDesign Markup (IDML) or
- if this isn't available in your version of InDesign, File > Export > set format to InDesign Markup (IDML) (or InDesign Interchange (INX)).
- Open InDesign, then choose File > Open and navigate to the .idml or .inx file you've created, and open this. an Untitled InDesign document is created.
- Does the issue remain?
I am using Indesign CS6 (non cloud version).
I tried the IDML idea and it did not work. The new untitled document still has the same page numbering. Thanks for your suggestion though!
The document might have previously been part of a book. It is a second edition saved from a first edition book. However, as far as I know, it is not synchronized to anything as all the original files from the first edition are no longer part of the computer.
I took another look at the screen captures, and the first one shows a section prefix of 1. That would show in the pages panel, but not on the document pages, and could explain what you are seeing.
I was thinking it was probably a section, but there does not seem any way to remove it. Do you know why that might be?
Look closely at all those numbers. If you remove the first digit 1 from each of them they run consecutively from 1 to 106 or so.
That first digit is the section prefix which is shown in the first screen shot as 1, so jut clear that filed and it will go away.
Thank you! That got rid of the weird page numbering in the palette, though I am not sure why it would jump from 1 to 11 as a prefix when there is no section. But at least the annoying numbering has now been removed. Thanks very much!