iWork 08 Pages - Start page numbering on page 2?

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  1. Eluzion macrumors 6502

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    Is there any way to start page numbering on page 2? Reason is my first page is my cover page. I have the "First page is different" checked under the Layout Inspector, but page 2 is still numbered as page 2.
     
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    Do you mean you want the second page, the first after your title page to have the number 1?

    If so, at the end of the title page insert a section break. Then, with the cursor in the body of the second section, click the layout inspector > Section & uncheck page numbers to continue from previous section & enter the starting number you want.
     

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  3. Eluzion thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That worked but the title page is still numbered (1). If I check "First page is different", it hides the page number on both the title (first page) and second page.
     
  4. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    When you're in the body of the second section, go back to Layout>Section in the Inspector and deselect 'Use Previous headers & footers'.

    PS: The 'first page is different' option is relative to the section you're in, so actually, you don't want the first page of your section to be different.
     
  5. Eluzion thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I unchecked that option in the second section but the page number is still displayed on the first page. Hm..
     
  6. TomM macrumors newbie

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    Reference to Page Numbers

    You probably already looked there, but see p. 55 of the Pages08_UserGuide.

    You can get there from Help in the Pages menu.

    Hope this helps.

    Tom
     
  7. jconder macrumors newbie

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    I know this is an old thread, but in the event that someone like me is still looking for an answer to this question... I did as suggested, creating the section break so that my first actual page would be numbered "1". Then I just hid the unsightly page number from my pristine title page by creating a white box without a line around it and placing it over the page number. Kludgy for sure, but it worked.
     
  8. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    ...and for those looking for a "non-kludgy" solution, just

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    2. Delete the page number in the first (title page) section.
     
  9. creon macrumors 6502

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    Thank you! APA and Chicago Style love to use the second page as the first numbered page, yet while still giving it the number 2.

    I had been looking for a while to change it! Gotta love macrumors forums!
    :D
     
  10. prcm macrumors newbie

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    In Pages in iWork 09', if you go under Insert>Auto Page Numbers, there's an option to uncheck a box that says "Include Number On First Page"

    Once you've unchecked that and set up your wanted settings, I've noticed that even though it doesn't show on the first page, the second page that would have otherwise said "1" says "2". I guess that's just the default setting.

    To fix that, first, click on the footer area, then go to Inspector and go to Layout and click the Section tab. From there, you'll see the under the Page Numbers heading, "Start At: ___". Change that from "2" to "1" and the problem should be fixed.

    iWork should do something about this so it's not so complicated :p
    But hey, it works, right?
     
  11. g's apple macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, I tried everything above but it did not work. All I would like to do is to have a cover page (without numbering) and the auto page number to start 1 from page 2 of the document.
    Did anyone managed to find the solution to this? Thanks!!
     
  12. DamenS macrumors newbie

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    I'm using Pages '09 and this suggestion doesn't work - I changed the number from 2 to 1 having clicked in the footer and nothing changed. Page "2" remains page 2. None of these suggestions have worked.
     
  13. armadillo macrumors 6502

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    If you follow these instructions, it will work as you want:

    1. Make a new document or use the one you want to modify
    2. At the start of the doc, insert new section (Insert > Section Break)
    3. Now insert page numbers for the new section (Insert > Auto Page Numbers...). Use the following settings in the sheet:

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    4. Then go to Inspector and make the following settings:

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    That should leave the first page blank and start numbering of your second section at 1.
     
  14. SSuggster macrumors newbie

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    Turabian Style

    I'm having a similar problem with this since Turabian requires the cover page, unnumbered, and the second page (which is the first page of the actual paper) numbered page 1 at the bottom, but subsequent pages numbered in the top right corner. I've got the Top right corner ones handled, but can't get the page 1 to appear only on the first page of writing without it also showing up on the cover page. Also, the Bibliography page at the end has to be numbered in sequence but back to the bottom center. Which is currently working by typing it only in the footnote section of that page. For some reason it just fights me when trying to do it with the cover and first page.

    I have to submit all my papers on-line in one file, so unfortunately, I can't cheat and have the different pages in separate files.
     
  15. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    All you need to do is use sections (just as described above): Section 1 is your cover page, Section 2 is your first page, Section 3 is the rest of your paper (excluding the bibliography) and Section 4 is the bibliography.
     
  16. jcdcsc macrumors newbie

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    Perfect. I totally missed that when trying to figure this out.
    Quote:
    Originally posted by prcm
    In Pages in iWork 09', if you go under Insert>Auto Page Numbers, there's an option to uncheck a box that says "Include Number On First Page"

    Once you've unchecked that and set up your wanted settings, I've noticed that even though it doesn't show on the first page, the second page that would have otherwise said "1" says "2". I guess that's just the default setting.

    To fix that, first, click on the footer area, then go to Inspector and go to Layout and click the Section tab. From there, you'll see the under the Page Numbers heading, "Start At: ___". Change that from "2" to "1" and the problem should be fixed.

    iWork should do something about this so it's not so complicated
    But hey, it works, right?
     
  17. SteveTN macrumors newbie

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    Start numbering pages from '1' AFTER the cover page.

    Wish I could see the embedded images. However . . . like other users on this thread, the only action I have found that works (to start numbering pages, starting with '1', after a single un-numbered cover page) is to create 2 sections: the first for the cover page, the second for the rest of the document. This gives me two page '1's, the cover and the following page. I then delete the page number in the footer of the cover page to get what I want. Only being an Apple user for 3 years, I find it almost unbelievable that a cash-flush company such as Apple is apparently ignoring this very basic issue. I'll bet that a small fraction of a single Apple exec's bonus would pay for a programmer to address these ongoing issues in their basic suite of apps. It is snags like this that keep me from encouraging more MS users to switch to a Mac. I hope a reader tells me "I'm all wrong, that Pages '09 is SO intuitive, how could I be so dense." then gives a working solution. I'm tired of playing with check boxes, sections, etc. to simply remove a single page from the numbering sequence. Incredible, my stupidity for using Pages and wasting this much time on so simple an effort and Apple's apparent abandonment of the product.
     

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