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TIP 79: Adding Page Numbers

When you combine pages for a project, you end up with one document. Page numbers are shown on the status bar below the document in the Document pane and are numbered in logical order—that is, the first page is page 1, the second is page 2, and so on. Depending on the size and purpose of the document, you often have to renumber pages, or even number pages in sequences.

Numbering Nuggets

Keep these things in mind when numbering your masterwork:

  • Whenever possible, remove visible page numbers from source material before converting it to a PDF. Using Acrobat-based page numbering is easier when the pages contain no numbers to conflict with the numbers displayed on the status bar or in the Pages pane.

  • Consider the document's use. Many documents need simple page numbering. However, if you are assembling a technical manual, you will likely use prefixes identifying content based on chapters, systems, and so on.

  • If you are building a book structure, consider how the book will look when printed. Books use front matter like a table of contents and other introductory material that is numbered differently from chapter content.



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