use page number format 01, 02, 03 visually but set 1, 2, 3 in the settings

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Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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Hello dear Adobe team

 

I'd like to have the page number format with 01,02,03,04... in my layout instead of 1,2,3,4. However, I want this only visually because with the other page number format a third party plugin does not work. Just adding a 0 before the page number variable won't work because 10, 11, 12 … should be 10, 11, 12 and not 010, 011, 012 etc.

Now I would have wanted to solve this with GREP, but then realized that "current page number" is exactly one character and you can't use {2}, {3} etc. here. Otherwise I would have just done a find-replace (to the correct paragraph format, of course):
FIND: \d(?!\d+)
REPLACE: 0$0

Is there any way to solve this differently?

Thank you very much for your inputs.

 

Regards,
Noel Bürgler

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Advisor , Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021
[if "Paper" backgound…] Add "0" (zero) before the "A" page marker on master page and a "paper" frame in front! You will just need 1 master page, not 2! … Simplistic but enough! (^/)  The Jedi

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Jun 02, 2021 Jun 02, 2021

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... small update;

I have now found a workaround, I use two different master spreads, once with "0" in front of the page number variable for pages 1-9 and once only the page number variable for pages starting from 10.

Visually correct, setting-wise correct, compatible with third party plugin, so just perfect.

If Someone still has an non tinkered idea, I would be still happy :).

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Noel Bürgler

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[if "Paper" backgound…]

 

Add "0" (zero) before the "A" page marker on master page and a "paper" frame in front!

 

You will just need 1 master page, not 2!

 

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… Simplistic but enough!

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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Jun 10, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

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Hi Jedi

 

I like your thinking process! Simple solution. Whether two sample pages or a white background frame manipulate the page numbers is better, one could argue about that. 🙂

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