I have separate files for each book chapter, so page number formatting should not change within a file. Using facing pages, I format (in Master Pages) the page numbers of the front matter files as lower-case roman numerals. My verso (left-side) pages display in lower case (correctly) but my recto (right-side) pages display in uppercase (incorrectly!) roman numerals.
Additional information: I define the verso page numbers in an 'A' Master spread and then format the recto page numbering in a 'B' Master spread, which inherits the 'A' Master spread verso number formatting. In my Paragrapgh Style Options -> Basic Character Formats, Case: is set to 'Normal'. What am I missing / doing wrong?
I'd suspect you've somehow formatted your right-side folio.
Don't panic. Try this:
If one is lower-case roman, make it easy on yourself and go back to the master page, delete the upper-case set and format the lower-case version to match your layout. If they both show up upper-case on page 1, now it's time to panic!
Well, not really. Let us know and we'll try to come up with a better solution for you.
Hope this helps,
Randy, I tried your test, and it worked! So of course I deleted my page formatting and kept the pasted version from the verso folio. I still do not know what was wrong or why mine did not work, but I'm happy because my problem is solved. Thank you so much!!!
My response below went to the wrong spot. Glad it worked out well for you.
I used to race stock cars. It stands me well for doing computer graphics work. I got two big lessons from the first which have served me well in my career with the second:
Glad all is good for you now,
Did you check to see if a Character style or manual format for All Caps was applied to the recto page numbers/
Yes, I did check these, and I deleted the page number definition, to no avail. I also changed the formatting on an individual page (not the Master) to "a, b, c, ..." and it displayed as "A, B, C, ..." that is, the same 'mistake.'
Have you tried copying over the left page number to the right and seeing if it works?
Sometimes the best way to fix a problematic element is to delete it and replace it with one you know works the way you want it.
Jus' sayin' ...