I had to split a very large document into two parts due to Pagemaker's page limitation. It would only go up to 999 pages. Part 1 is 632 pages (1-632), while Part 2 is numbered 1-393. I'd like Part 2 to begin at 633. I know that it involves the Master pages, and I tried this, but it didn't work. Any suggestions or steps I need to do? I would appreciate any feedback.
As you say, PM is limited to 999 pages. 393 pages starting at 633 takes the counter over 999.
Why not number the pages "Chapter1 page 1 to 632" and "Chapter 2 1 to 393".
Also, I'd suggest breaking the document up into smaller portions, say 50 pages each. When PM goes belly up, it does it in style.
Make sure you make VERY frequent backup copies.
I could have sworn I answered this question weeks ago, Is Jive randomly deleting posts now?