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Page numbering to restart on every subsection start

Community Beginner ,
Aug 19, 2023 Aug 19, 2023

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Hello everyone!

is there a way out to get it right
1. Chapter

1.1. Subsection

1.2. Subsection 

...

And I'm trying to make page numbers like
1.1 - 1, 1.1 - 2 ...

1.2 - 1, 1.2 - 2 ...
Thank you for any tries to help ) 

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Community Expert , Aug 19, 2023 Aug 19, 2023

The <$curpagenum> variable always numbers consecutively within a document. For your scenario, you would need to have separate FrameMaker documents for each one where you want the page numbers to restart.

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The <$curpagenum> variable always numbers consecutively within a document. For your scenario, you would need to have separate FrameMaker documents for each one where you want the page numbers to restart.

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Thank you for reply. I couldn't even realize that FrameMaker unable to do what ms word does 

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Depending on output workflow (specifically, having PDF page numbers match what's visible on page) … what's visible on page doesn't have to be the FM system variable for that ‹$curpagenum›.

It could be a user-defined autoumbered para, consisting of just the number.

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Thank you, Barb

i' be already watched and triple rewatched you latest YouTube FrameMaker  classes

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Did you watch the one on numbering? I explain how to set up these numbered paragraphs in the second half, IIRC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtPQ7fZM564

 

~Barb

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Sure, I've absorbed it, and in my very case its the page numbering not letting me sleep at night :).

 

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ah, OK. I thought you were asking about both. 

 

Let's focus on the page numbering. 1.1–1.

I recognize that the first one is the chapter number and  the last one is the page number – what does the .1 represent after the chapter number?

 

~Barb 

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Oh, 1.1 - 1 [running heading 2] - [currentpagenum]

I can not figure out how to reset page numbering on the page where heading 2 is present within one file document.

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Hi,

Rick said that the <$curpagenum> variable cannot be reset in a file. That's correct. That means that the variable either continues the page numbers from the last file or starts at the page number which you set in document numbering properties.

Best would be that your heading2 starts a new file.

If you really need that the page number restarts inside of a file, you could do it this way (still manually, but easy):

Create two paragraph formats for the page numbers, e.g. page1 and page2. They will be emptly. And both should have only autonumbering activated:

page1: <n=1>

page2: <n+>

For page1 and page2 also set Next Paragraph Tag to page2.

Then go to the master page view and add another text frame for the page number. In Graphics | Object Properties assign a label, e.g. B and activate Autoconnect. Assign page1 to the paragraph in this text frame.

Then go back to the Body pages. Check that Autoconnect is still activated. If not, activated it also on the Body page.

Now put the insertion mark in the B text frame (check, that page1 is set) and just press ENTER until all pages are filled with page numbers. When you want to change it, assign page1.

You can easily automate this with ExtendScript.

Best regards, Winfried

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I see. So Rick immediately grasped the situation, while I was still flailing around.

 

You can't start page numbering over in the middle of a FrameMaker document, so his initial answer was correct. You will need a new file each time you want to set the page numbering back to one.

 

~Barb

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