Pages - Can page number be displayed?

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  1. Catlike macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2015
    You know how in Adobe Acrobat Reader there is a gizmo (I call it an odometer) in the top toolbar which shows which page of how many you are on? It shows the current page number in a box, and next to that (to the right) there is a slash and the total number of pages. So it might show, for example, "2 /10".

    Is there a way to display the current page number in Pages? I DO NOT want to put the page number on the document page itself! I just want to show on the screen what page I am looking at.

    Thank you.

    (You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find anything about this! Everyone thinks I want to insert page numbers in the document itself!)
  2. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    Which version of Pages? In Pages 4.3 (from iWork 09) there is a status bar at the bottom of the window that displays the current page number (as well as total pages).
  3. Catlike thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2015
    It says "5.5.3 (2152)".
    I wonder if there's a way to get that status bar you mentioned to be displayed in this version of Pages.
  4. Ap0ks macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2008
    Cambridge, UK
    If the word count display isn't showing for you, you can enable it from the View menu > Show Word Count. If you then hover over the word count display you'll see the drop-down arrows that allow you to show the page count instead of words.

    It doesn't actually show you which page you are on though, just the total number of pages in the document. Instead you may want to Show Page Thumbnails from the View menu, you'll lose a bit of screen space but that accomplishes what you want to do.
  5. Catlike thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2015
    Thank you kindly.
  6. liya1201 macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2010
    Have you tried "Show Page Thumbnails" under "View" pull-down menu?
  7. Catlike thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2015
    Thank you. That does work. I would classify it as a "work-around". Showing the page thumbnails does give me immediate knowledge of what page I am on, but it is much more obtrusive and takes up screen "real estate", unlike the page-number indicator in Adobe Acrobat Reader.
    But yes, I take your advice and can use "Show Page Thumbnails" to this effect. Again, thank you.

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