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How Do I Start Page Numbering Later In a Document?

The first 14 pages of a manuscript are taken up by the title page, dedication, foreword, table of contents, and acknowledgements.

According to Art Bookbindery, the above items should either have no page numbers or, if they’re supposed to be numbered, it must be in Roman numerals.

The first page that requires an Arabic number, i. e., 1, 2, 3, 4 …. is actually page 14 of the document. When I click on the footer and attempt to add page number 1, it will only insert the number 14.

Thank you in advance for your kind assistance.


Comments: One Response to “How Do I Start Page Numbering Later In a Document?”

    2 years ago

    The key is to understand and use Sections. The front-matter should be one section, and the numbered pages should be another section. Actually, you could have each part of the front-matter be a section.

    Sections have their own headers and footers. So for sections where you don’t want page numbers, simply don’t include them for that section. For sections where you want Roman numerals, you could use those. And each section can be set to pick up the page numbering from the previous section, or start a new sequence.

    So I would put a Section Break between the front-matter and the first numbered page. Then in that section, include the page number in the footer and set the section to start numbering with 1.

    See Using Pages Numbers and Sections In Pages for a tutorial.

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