In my FM 10 (!!) project, I have two pages within a Frame file that should not be numbered, and the page after those needs to continue page numbering from the page before the two non-numbered pages. Page 28 is fine. Current pages 29 and 30 should not be numbered, and current page 31 should be page 29. Will I have to do that manually in the footer somehow and not use auto pagination?
There may be more elegant solutions, but these work:
Messing about with the page number presentation in the footer won't change the metadata that is sent to PDF, for example.
Thank you for the quick response. Worked like a charm.
Thanks for the report.
I suspect that my 3rd suggestion below (dual Books) might be more advantageous from a stewardship standpoint.
FrameMaker doesn't allow you to restart/change numbering properties within a single file. You can control page numbering in the book file, which is why@Bob_Niland's answer is a good option. For example,
This allows you to control the whole Fm book yourself.
Another option is to lay out the FrameMaker document without the insert and allow it to number consecutively. Create the insert as a separate document and ask the printer to insert it for you as the file goes to print (print workflow) or insert it in the PDF (online distribution).
Edit: After re-reading @Bob_Niland's response, he presented both options. I'm just more verbose. LOL
And if splitting a chapter, make sure that for the trailing file, all but the Page number are:
(•) Continue Numbering from …
This is still not ideal, because any changes to page count up to the break require manual intervention stewardship of this hack, which won't necessarily be remembered, or conveyed to future document maintainers.
Being able to restart/change numbering properties in a single file is an other InDesign feature that I wish FrameMaker would implement.
Allowing more comprehensive expressions in dialogs and menus would also be very useful, e.g. math.
Another hack for this might be:
The insert pages will of course have page numbers, but they could be A, B or some such.