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Revitalize your InDesign layouts with unique page

Added on Tuesday 15th of September 2009 11:25 pm EST

There’s no question that page numbers play an important role in multi-page documents. And if you tie them into the overall page design, as shown in Figure A, you can avoid them from getting lost in your publication and going unnoticed. Not that we’re suggesting you should use page numbers as attention grabbers—not at all. But a little creativity never hurts. We’ll show you how to get the job done in InDesign.


Auto-number pages
The first thing you need to do is add the Current Page Number command (Automatic Page Number command in earlier versions) to a master page or master page spread in your InDesign document. Then, you can apply your master(s) to the pages in your document to number them automatically. Using this system, you can add, delete, and shuffle pages all you want—one thing you can be sure of is that the page numbers are correct.

To insert an automatic page number:
1. Launch InDesign and create a new facing pages document with at least four pages.
2. Click the Pages icon to display the Page...


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