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Page numbering and sections

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Nov 27, 2022 Nov 27, 2022

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Hi, I have an indesign document like this :

- Section 1 : page 1 to page 10

- Section 2 : page 1 to 30

- Section 3 : page 1 to 20

 

For each page, I want to have the page number in the document, and the page number in the section.

 

Ex : Page 11/60 + Section 2/Page 1

 

Is it possible with Indesign ?

 

Thanks a lot.

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Community Expert , Nov 27, 2022 Nov 27, 2022

This video will show you how to do section numbering:

 

https://creativepro.com/video-how-to-create-sections-in-long-documents/

 

It sounds like you may need to learn about text variables to use the format "<current page number>/<last page number" like "Page 11/60"

 

Read about text variables here:

 

https://creativepro.com/harnessing-the-power-of-text-variables-and-idml/

 

Also read about these features in InDesign Help:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/layout-design-9.html

 

 

 

 

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Community Expert , Nov 27, 2022 Nov 27, 2022

I would use a book file to link the individual documents. 

For the page number use a current page number marker, followed by the last page number in the document. (The last page number variable is one reason why you would use a book file.)

 

For the section number/page number, I would use a numbered list that includes the chapter number. (The other reason for using a book file.)

 

 

 

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Nov 27, 2022 Nov 27, 2022

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This video will show you how to do section numbering:

 

https://creativepro.com/video-how-to-create-sections-in-long-documents/

 

It sounds like you may need to learn about text variables to use the format "<current page number>/<last page number" like "Page 11/60"

 

Read about text variables here:

 

https://creativepro.com/harnessing-the-power-of-text-variables-and-idml/

 

Also read about these features in InDesign Help:

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/layout-design-9.html

 

 

 

 

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I would use a book file to link the individual documents. 

For the page number use a current page number marker, followed by the last page number in the document. (The last page number variable is one reason why you would use a book file.)

 

For the section number/page number, I would use a numbered list that includes the chapter number. (The other reason for using a book file.)

 

 

 

David Creamer: Community Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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