What about the numbering options in the second indd file?
As I mentioned above File 1 is set to pages 1 to 21
File 2 is set to pages 22-75
But the collective book document lists them as:
I've also tried using automatic page numbering for the settings in the 2nd file, but with no success.
You wantthe document settings to be set to automatic, but the correct number ought to also be entered in the start at field. As far as I know the Book should do that when it synchs.
You might try making a new Book file and adding the docs back in...
Ya, I had that idea too Peter, but it still doing the same thing. I may try doing a 3rd book, but it seems like the problem is something else.
I just tried using some other files to creat a 3rd book for testing this problem and it happned again. I'm thinking that this may have something to do with some kind of plugin.
Do you have some third-party plugins? Definitely try disabling them.
I'd also try trashing the prefs since it seems to affect more than one book and different files.
Go to you InDesign preferences and check on the general tab to see if your page numbering is set to Abosolute Numbering. If it is, change it to Section Numbering and your book should number correctly.
That's it! Excellent! Thanks a lot E Dianne King. That appears to have done the job. Though I don't every remember changing it.