How do I create automatic page numbers in Adobe® PageMaker®?

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To have Adobe® PageMaker® automatically number your pages, if the template isn’t used, place a page number marker on the Master page of the document.

  • Go to the Master Pages by clicking on the page icons with the L and R on them at the bottom left corner of the screen.
  • Using the Text tool, draw a text block in the general area for the page numbers.
  • On the Mac, press Command+Option+P or in Windows, Ctrl+Alt+P.
  • Depending on the page you are on, the page marker will show up in the text block, LM on the left page, RM on the right page.

Auto page number

  • This text can be formatted like any other text on your pages.
  • Select the Pointer tool and move the copy block into the correct position.
  • Click on a page icon to go to a page in your file and the actual page number will appear.
  • If the page icons do not have the correct page numbers on them, go to the File menu, select Document Setup and change the Starting page # field to the correct starting page number.