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Page numbers on single page (precedent, current, next)

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Sep 16, 2020

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Hi,

i want on a page all 3 options of indicators of pages like the image below, but even if i use the right indicators indesign shows me only letter "A"on master page and the current page number (repeated 3 times) on pages.

Please help me!

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Page numbers on single page (precedent, current, next)

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Hi,

i want on a page all 3 options of indicators of pages like the image below, but even if i use the right indicators indesign shows me only letter "A"on master page and the current page number (repeated 3 times) on pages.

Please help me!

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Hi Lucia,

Previous Page and Next Page are working very differently to the Current Page text variable.

 

With previous page InDesign is fetching the page name where the text frame that is threaded before the frame on your actual page. With next page it is similar. That will reflect the page name where the threaded text frame is positioned that comes after your current text frame.

 

Note: If you have no threaded text frames all three text variables show the same value, the current page name.

 

So the solution would be to thread a whole story throughout all your pages.

The issue with that idea: If you move pages around in your document the threaded frames will move along and the wrong page names will be issued for previous and next page.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

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Thank for your reply, i don't know if i understood well what you're saying... You said that i have to create a whole story on every single page because there is no way to do it on a master page?

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Hello, if you want the number of the next page and the number below you need to use the correct special character and just add a little text bloc chained. but just enough for no text inside ;).

I made this little ID file to chow you the way.

Tell if it's ok

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kmc0gxmyxx15wfe/Simple-double-number.idml?dl=0

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Hi CIA! I opened your file and i saw the chained text box, thanks. Now i just have to try more combination.

The mechanism is more difficult than I thought and your file is a very helpfull example, thank you very much!

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Hi Lucia,

basically yes to all of your questions.

 

There could have been a solution by using the Primary Text Frame on a master:

But I discovered two bugs, one with the Previous Page text variable, one with the Next Page text variable and a third bug with text composition with Next Page. I used paragraph formatting "Away From Spine" in a facing pages document.

 

What actually is working:

Do a story with text frames threaded from page to page throughout your document.

 

Some screenshots from my German InDesign CC 2019 on Windows 10 showing the bugs I mentioned above.

Selected is the Primary Text Frame. Its story consists of two threaded frames, one left from the spine, one right from the spine. I used all three special characters: Current Page, Previous Page and Next Page. One bug is showing up with the Next Page special character. It should be positioned in the same line with "next page:", but it breaks to the next page line of text.

 

Above the Primary Text Frame are two simple text frames not threaded.

If I understand this right, this is your current situation.

 

01-BUG-1-NextPage-with-PrimaryTextFrame-on-Master-A.PNG

 

 

Now we go to the document pages spreads where we can see what are the results of our special characters.

Current Page is always working, Next Page and Previous Page with the Primary Text Frame are showing two bugs. Another story, that I threaded throughout the document, not positioned on the master spread, but running from document page to document page is without bugs:

 

02-BUG-2-and-3-PreviousPage-NextPage-onDocPages-PrimaryTextFrame-on-Master-A.PNG

 

Yet another spread with exactly the same behavior:

03-BUG-2-and-3-PreviousPage-NextPage-onDocPages-PrimaryTextFrame-on-Master-A.PNG

 

The Story Editor showing the contents of the threaded story that is running through the document pages without the help of a master. The variables ( special characters ) for Current Page, Previous Page and Next Page are showing up, well, very special:

 

04-StoryEditor-contents-running-from-doc-page-to-doc-page.PNG

 

Hope, this helps.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

 

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As CIA says, use special markers on your master page. Type menu > Insert Special Characters > Markers. Use Previous, Current, and Next page special markers. I think that should do it.

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Hi Diane, I also thought it would have been so simple but if there are no chained text the special markers of previous and next page don't work.

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Hi Diane,

perhaps I'm doing something terribly wrong, but as I showed in my previous post using the master pages is not working as expected.

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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