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Create ascending serial numbers on different master pages

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Hi,

I have a book where I need to apply ascending serial numbers to pages.

I am using 4 different master pages. 

 

Is there a way to create a numbered list that continues throughout different masters? 

 

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Type > Insert Special Character > Marker > Current Page Number. This would be built into a textframe on the master, and copied to the same position on the other masters, too.

 

Also, the textframe on the master page could have a numbered list defined as part of the paragraph style, and it would apply a number to an empty hard return in the textframe.

 

Also, if your numbers change and arent always consistent, you could make that same master page textframe contain a datamerge field that would match the correct number into the position on the page.

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Create ascending serial numbers on different master pages

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Hi,

I have a book where I need to apply ascending serial numbers to pages.

I am using 4 different master pages. 

 

Is there a way to create a numbered list that continues throughout different masters? 

 

Screen Shot 2020-07-29 at 1.59.37 PM.png

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Correct answer by Mike Witherell | Adobe Community Professional

Type > Insert Special Character > Marker > Current Page Number. This would be built into a textframe on the master, and copied to the same position on the other masters, too.

 

Also, the textframe on the master page could have a numbered list defined as part of the paragraph style, and it would apply a number to an empty hard return in the textframe.

 

Also, if your numbers change and arent always consistent, you could make that same master page textframe contain a datamerge field that would match the correct number into the position on the page.

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Type > Insert Special Character > Marker > Current Page Number. This would be built into a textframe on the master, and copied to the same position on the other masters, too.

 

Also, the textframe on the master page could have a numbered list defined as part of the paragraph style, and it would apply a number to an empty hard return in the textframe.

 

Also, if your numbers change and arent always consistent, you could make that same master page textframe contain a datamerge field that would match the correct number into the position on the page.

Mike Witherell

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Thanks Mike,

The serialized number should not inherit the actual ID page number. 

It's more of a list that ascends throughout the book. 

In some pages for example, that serial number is not showing (using a master without that serail number). 

 

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Then the second or third idea would be better.

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Thank you. Will try it out

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