I know this is simple, I have even done it beofre.
I have a book set up with a front cover. I just want the page numbering to ignore this front cover as a page.
Its something to do with sections I think, but I cannot even get my brain to work enough to do a decent search in google!
You're using master pages for page numbers, right? There should be one that says [None] above the left and right master pages. Click and drag that master page over the cover and any other page you want ignored.