[scribus] Setting page numbering

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sun Apr 4 21:50:37 CEST 2010

On Sunday 04 April 2010 10:50:21 Steven Dayton wrote:
> I'm trying to find a way to set automatic page numbers to start with
> page 1on the second page of the document. I don't want the cover to be
> page one. right now the page number on the second page says 2. There
> must be a way to set it to read 1 but I can't seem to find it.
> --
> StevenD

Perhaps you asked the wrong question. For a book the internal title page 
(either page 1 or page i) is usually followed by the copyright page (either 
2 or ii. ) Other pages are added in the frontmatter as needed, either with 
Roman or Arabic numbers. The first page after the frontmatter is an odd 
page: either 1 if Roman  numbers have been used for the frontmatter or a 
higher odd number if Arabic numbers have been used from the beginning.  A 
blank is inserted if needed to put that first page on the right hand side of 
a two page spread. 

In all cases the left hand (verso) pages get even numbers and the right 
hand (recto) pages get odd. Check any book for an example. 

If you are doing a monograph etc. the same rules apply: even on the left 
and odd on the right.  Any other numbering scheme will confuse and irritate 
your readers. You can always have a title page and abstract followed by a 
blank page followed by page 1. 

John Culleton
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