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Put the automatic page number on each of your Master pages - it will apply the correct number to each page according to its position in the document.
Where your plan will run into trouble is with trying to make the 2nd document page into page 1. In order to use automatic numbering, page 1 has to be a right-hand page. You could have the current page 3 become page one, and have the first two be i and ii. This sort of renumbering is available through Numbering and Section Options.
I've tried creating a master just for my page numbers (then I went to Type, Insert Special Character, Markers, Current page number. No problems there). Then I applied that "page number master" to my document.....The problem is it overwrites the content of my document.
Normally you would create a base master with the document page numbers then base other masters on your folio master, but with the document already setup you might have to add page numbers to all of your masters positioned in the same place.
So here I have a master I named A-Folios and all it has is the margins and page numbers:
Then a B-Master that is based on the A-Folio Master. The 2 masters share the page numbers and I've added new content to the B-Master
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I've tried creating a master just for my page numbers (then I went to Type, Insert Special Character, Markers, Current page number. No problems there). Then I applied that "page number master" to my document.
Rather than applying your new page number master to the pages, set it as the base for your other masters via Master Page Options (screen capture #2 in my previous post). That should apply the page numbers to the existing masters and pages. You might have to put the page numbers on the document's top layer
Thank you! That's exactly how I was hoping it would work. This populated all pages, both those based on a Master and pages that were built from scratch. And all numbers are in order.
Another quick question if you don't mind - How do I hide the page number on just a select few pages?
For example on the copyright page I'd like it to be tabulated in the series numbers, but I want the number itself to be hidden on the page.
Thank you again for your help!