I use the book panel all the time and have come across this personally... I did the following and it worked for me
Update All Numbers (I realise you wrote that you updated page numbering)
Also try rearranging the docs in the book panel and if that doesnt work then
remove them and then add again using the + on the book panel as apposed to drop-and-drag.
lilia@, thanks for the ideas, keep them coming...! Regarding these two, I've tried both already, no joy. Reordering document 3 to document 2 does result in it being re page numbered, but the "new" third document loses it's page numbers again (i.e. the book seems to be maintaining "pairs" of docs and reordering just changes which document is being re numbered).
Have also added using the plus button on the panel, same. Thanks for the ideas though.
Fwiw, this problem shows up on both existing books and new test books with fresh test docs. I've also tried the borderline voodoo method of exporting to IDML and reopening/saving the docs. Pretty much at my wits end. Well, a little more wit left, but not much.
I feel your pain.. ok try this...
create 1 document with the correct settings with one page.
make 2 copy of it (not a new document)
so you should have 3 documents with pages 1-3
if that works then add a page in document 3 to see if that works
fi so then add more to all documents
No good. That's not too far off from my test case, but I did just run through that to be sure and it demonstrates the same behavior.
I'm going to nuke my InDesign prefs and see if that helps, otherwise I'm going to just manually paginate the actual 20 documents in this book for now.
the difference between what you did and i suggested was that the document be only 1 page (not 10)
yes trashing prefs is usually one of the first things i suggest or ask about.... silly me.
can you upload the book so i can see it?
Solve by trashing prefs & cache.
So, for anyone else stumbling on this thread, on OS X trash (or move to a backup folder, better practice):
Your user home dir == $HOME
That cleared it up, though I was running with no known changes to any prefs, so this remains a black box fix.