That's pretty standard formatting for a document divided into sections withthe first section containing front matter and the "real" page 1 appearing further into the file. What's the first page number after the i, ii,iii ... series?
Number style is changed by slecting the first page of a section (it will have a small triangle above it) in the Pages panel and going to the Numbering And Section Options where you will find a drop-down for number style. It's a bad idea to have multiple pages with the same logical page number using the same number style, and ID will complain.
Thank you for responding! I am so lost here. Forgive me, as I'm a beginner at this--hopefully this will make sense.
Pages 1-2 and 3-4 have ii, iii, iv and v, and then page 5-6 starts with 2, 3 format. I don't want it to be in sections--I want it to be all one section with the same numbering, in the format 1,2,3 etc. How do I make it think it is one section?
I tried to go to "A-Master" > Apply Master to Pages and put in 1-22, but that did nothing.
Go to the Window menu at the top of the screen, and choose Pages. In the Pages panel that pops up (or out?), right-click on page 5, choose Section and Numbering Options, and uncheck the "Start Section" box.
Then, one of two things will happen. Either a) you will be happy with the result, or b) you will want to change the numbering format. If b), then right-click on the first page, go back to Section and Numbering Options, and choose a new numbering format.
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Find the first page of the second section -- that's the one where the numbering restarts -- and right-click on it. Select Numbering and Section Options, and in the dialog that opens uncheck the box to start a new section, or set it to continue numbering from previous section, it really makes no difference since you want the sequence to continue. If you change the numbering to continue, make sure the style is correct at 1,2,3 ...
Now open the numbering and section options for page 1 and change the number style.