Skipping Page Numbers in Pages '09?

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  1. somewhatvaguely macrumors member

    somewhatvaguely

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    #1
    Hi, I'm working on a school report, and I'd like to be able to either manually add a footer page number for every page or automatically number pages starting from the third page.

    Pages does a nice job of skipping numbering for the title page, but when I try manual numbering, and auto numbering, it places a page number on the table of contents (page 2) as well. I really would prefer the numbering to start on page three. Is there any way to do this?
     
  2. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

    mysterytramp

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    #2
    Should be pretty simple.

    Make sure there's a section break when you want to start numbering pages.

    For the previous pages, open the Inspector and click on the second icon (kind of looks like a desktop publishing page). Click Section tab, make sure page numbering is off on that section.

    For the section where you want page numbering to start, open the Inspector (same icon, same tab), turn on page numbering and start page numbers at 1 or whatever.

    mt
     
  3. joosh macrumors newbie

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    #3
    starting doc on page other than 1

    How can I set the page numbers of the document to start a page other than 1? For example if I want the first page to be 5....how do I set that? It is so easy in Word but I cannot figure it out in pages.
     
  4. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

    mysterytramp

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    #4
    It's easy in Pages, too.

    Click on the "i" icon in the tool bar to show the Inspector
    Click on second icon (it kinda looks like a generic DTP icon)
    Click on Section tab
    Top section handles page numbers, including a "Start at:" box.

    mt
     

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