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Hey, I'm new to using InDesign so may be a simple fix but was unable to fix anything after a long google search. I am creating a document and am trying to add page numbers. It works up until 006 and then repeats back to 005 through the rest. Can someone help guide me on how to fix this?
Can you show some screen shots of your pages panel, your master page and some of the document pages that are not working correctly? It sounds like you have have a section start set on the page after 006, with a numbering start set to 005
I don't see anything in those views that could cause this. On the chance that it is minor document corruption, try exporting the file as IDML to see if the problem is gone in the exported file.
Try a reboot and see if the IDML will open.
How did you export the IDML? Did you choose the file type as IDML or did you only change the extenxion, which would be wrong.
I did a 'save as'!
Can you share the IDML file?
I sent you a direct link with the file. Let me know if it works!
I am also happy to take a quick look at the file. You can put the file (orignal .indd or the new .idml) on dropbox and post a link here (public) or message the link to Scott and/or me.
I sent you a direct link with the file. Let me know if it opens and works for you!
The numbers are off because they were entered in manually, instead of using InDesign's page numbering feature. Someone actually typed in the 001, 002, 003, etc. The correct way to add page numbers is to add the Current Page Number Marker to the master pages—this allows InDesign to display the correct page number on each page automatically. Please read through this page: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/layout-design-9.html.
I recommend moving one set of existing footers to the master page (Edit > Copy, Edit > Paste in Place), ungroup them (Object > Ungroup), and replace the numbers on the left and right master pages with Type > Insert Special Character > Markers > Current Page Number Marker. Then remove all of the existing footers from the body pages. Set the numbering style on the second page 1 to 001, 002, 003.
I'm sorry. I still am not able to get it to change. When I try to insert a marker. It doesn't allow me to go further than that. Someone obviously set this up before me and I'm trying to learn the program, without much guidance. I was able to set up the first few pages just fine, but don't understand what is restricting the others? And I don't see where there are master pages for me to change them?
InDesign has a steep learning curve and it's difficult to try to learn InDesign on a document that wasn't set up correctly. I highly recommend taking a class to get up and running quickly. That said: