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How To Insert Page Numbers on Master Pages in PageMaker


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.


  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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