How to get a different/no page numbers in different sections of my document?
Page numbers are normally placed in the header or footer. In order to have pages without page numbers — for example, at the beginning of a document — you need to set these pages with a different headers/footers configuration. This this is done by inserting a Page Style Break at the location where you want the change to begin.
For example, let's say you wish to have a cover page, a table of contents and the introduction pages witout page numbers at the beginning of your document, and start displaying page numbers only following the introduction.
You could do the following:
- Place the insertion point right after the introduction's text.
- Choose Insert -> Breaks -> Page Style Break - this will insert a page break but more importantly, it will create enable the seperation of page attributes before and beyond this point.
- Click anywhere before the newly inserted page style break and configure the page to have no header/footer (or just a header, or just a footer, and so on) using the Page palette. Note that the changes you make here will only affect the pages right up to the page style break.
- Click anywhere beyond the aforementioned page style break and configure the page to have a header/footer with a page number.
You can learn more about page-layout related stuff in this video (from Mellel):