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How To Insert Page Numbers on Master Pages in PageMaker

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Adobe PageMaker will automatically number pages in the style you designate when the proper page numbering code is placed on the Master Pages of your document.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: NA

Here's How:

  1. On a Master Page, click on the page or draw a text block where you want to insert a page number.
  2. At the point where you want the page number type Ctrl + Alt + P (Windows) or Command + Option + P (Mac).
  3. Repeat Step 2 on the opposite Master page.
  4. A page number marker will be on each master page -- LM on the left master, RM on the right master.
  5. Format the paragraph and page number marker as necessary including adding additional text before or after the page number marker.

Tips:

  1. Elements on the Master page are visible but not editable on all foreground pages. You'll see actual page numbers on the foreground pages.
  2. To omit a page number on some pages turn off display of master page items for that page or cover the number with a white box or create another master page set for pages without page numbers.

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