Strange looking page numbers in Pages Panel

Explorer ,
Sep 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019

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Hey All,

 

I have recieved a book from our team overseas and when I opened the file I have this strange looking page numbers that I can see within the Pages Panel, please check attachment... Any idea how to fix? BTW we all using the same InDesign version.

 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019

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Plrease try to reapply Numbering&Section options, from de Pages menu, select the Automatic Page Numbering radio button.

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Explorer ,
Sep 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019

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I did that, still no luck 😞

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LEGEND ,
Sep 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019

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If the file is somewhat corrupted, you can save it as *.IDML and then open it in InDesign to see it restored correctly.

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Explorer ,
Sep 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019

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Thanks for your quick reply, but tried that and yet it is no go.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019

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looks like if the document was made in arabic type direction.

Try to use the information here: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/arabic-hebrew.html

or you mean the vertical lines near the digits? So, could you please show the Numbering & Section Options panel?

 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019

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Yes, it could be it. I though about that possibility but I am not familiar with RTL, right to left, documents.

A capture of only the area of the pages panel will show bigger and easier to read. sequenece number is 3-2, 5-4,... and those lines are [ and ] (square brackets) ?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019

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Numbering & Section Options panel can show what are the symbols around the digits and how they were made. For direction, try to follow the information under my link

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019

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I do believe these vertical lines the poster is worried about, and I believe they are manageable via "Numbering & Section Options" panel as you said. By the way the lines aren't related specifically to Arabic language of the said document but the designer may have placed the lines in "Section Prefix" box.

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Explorer ,
Sep 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019

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Hey Anna,

Yes the file is Arabic (RTL) but we used to have Arabic files before with no issues at all. kindly find the Numbering below

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Explorer ,
Dec 24, 2019 Dec 24, 2019

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Any Help please?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 26, 2019 Dec 26, 2019

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Can you be very specific about what you are trying to solve? 

Are you trying to get the pages to number from left to right?

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Jun 15, 2022 Jun 15, 2022

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think it through @Ahmad Sleem 

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