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Is there an auto workaround for creating 2 types of Page Numbers on same page?

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Jun 19, 2024 Jun 19, 2024

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I need to create 2 page numbers sets in 1 page: Roman (123) & Hebrew Alphabet.


The Roman PN will be located on the Spread outside sides (Aligned to Right and Left) and the Hebrew will be located on the Spread inside (Also Aligned to Right and Left).


As the pages panel controls the type of page number I will use and it can only one type for each section, I need to find a solutions for either one of them.


So far I came up with a manual solution:

I Linked 2 text frames, defined two par. styles that uses the Numbering option of Bullets & Numbering with Hebrew Biblical type, and each one is define with Next Style of the other. As they located in the Master page and the option of  "Smart Text Reflow" is turned on with "Limit to Primary text frame" selected, all I need to do is to press many "Enters" for the Hebrew Number to appear. 


To me this is not a safe way. If I will need to add a spread I will always have to remember to link these text frames.


This is a screenshot that shows you what I created. The Hebrew text frame suppose to be empty but I Just wanted to demonstrate the look of it. 

Screenshot 2024-06-20 at 7.06.22.png


I was thinking that having this option for a bi-lingual documents could be a great addition to InDesign but as long as doesn't exist I would happy to find an auto solution. 


Thank you,


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