InDesign: book layout page numbering issue

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Andreas Stötzner's picture
Joined: 12 Mar 2007 - 10:21am
InDesign: book layout page numbering issue
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I have an .indb file connecting several layout documents into one “book”. The forelast of these doc.s ranges up to page 430 in the actual layout and in the pages palette. But in the .indb list this document conts up to page 440. Hence the numbering of the subsequent doc. commences wrongly with p. 441.

Has anyone a clue to this?

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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You should update the numbering in the Book palette menu.

Andreas Stötzner's picture
Joined: 12 Mar 2007 - 10:21am
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– Thanks!!

(I was thinking that gets updated automatically … )

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
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You’re welcome. Unfortunately it doesn’t get updated automatically, and maybe there is a reason for that other than poor implementation. Anyway at least it warns you when you’re exporting it.

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Joined: 20 Jun 2008 - 8:44pm
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maybe there is a reason for that other than poor implementation

Surely. Book feature can be used to achieve a number of multiple document changes.

For example: you can use it to harmonize styles between several docs, you can build a book just to print, package or preflight dozens of separate files at once, you can synchronize colours, conditional texts and variables or you can just export a group of individual files to a single PDF. In all these situations, page number update may be undesired.

So, the way Book works is actually adequate to the many goals it can afford.