[scribus] Problem with page numbers

John Ghormley KJ4UFG kj4ufg at sera.org
Wed Nov 10 23:06:42 CET 2010

I just ran into the exact same difficulty with the same version.  My guess
is you are using Ubuntu (me: Ubuntu 10.04) and installed using Ubuntu's
installer.  I was told there were much more up to date versions available,
but didn't want to upgrade in the middle of my first composition, a 60 page

Anyway, I found my answer to by making two different master pages, one for
pages 1 - 9 and another for pages 10 - 99.  Notice that in our version, one
must put the appropriate number of page number marks (#) on the master
pages.  Therefore, single digit master pages need one page number marks
while two digit master pages need two page number marks.

Check this URL for more info:

As to how you may have locked yourself out, I cannot say being a newbie,
myself.  However, I found several problems solved by saving the file and
closing it and then re-opening the same file.  A few other times, I actually
rebooted Ubuntu but the problem may have been solved simply by closing and
re-opening the file.

Good luck with your project.


On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 4:01 PM, matti.huomanen at pp.inet.fi <
matti.huomanen at pp.inet.fi> wrote:

> Hi, I'm a new Scribus user and making my first work. I came across a
> problem
> with page numbers. I have a fixed number on every page which I cannot get
> rid
> of. I've tried via Master page but I cannot select the text box where
> the
> number is. I may have locked it but cannot remember how I did it and how to
> unlock it. I have also running page numbers as they should be so two
> numbers on
> each page look bad. I'm using version and Windows XP
> Terveisin
> Matti Huomanen
> p. 040-7307008
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