[scribus] Auto Page Numbering with master pages

ale rimoldi ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Sun Apr 26 08:31:32 UTC 2015

hi barry

> Automatic Page Numbering is not working for me (I've never tried it
> over the 10 years of Scribus use, many thanks), either with
> Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P, or changed to another combo.
> I have right and left Master Pages with only page number frames,
> applied successfully to a document with thebottomcorner text frame
> showing on each document page, with the "#" inserted as the page
> number placeholder, as I have read in numerous sources.
> The "Section" was already set up, I only changed the "Name" from "0"
> to "Main text."
> Intuitively, it seems that "something" should be selected before 
> applying a key combo, but Scribus and DTP is another culture, so I 
> don'tknow how to conceptualize that...
> I searched and only found the exact same description, as above,
> except for suggestions to change the key combo, if it doesn't work
> (apparently for some or more), but my searching has never come across
> another page number key combo that DID work.
> Now, I see that "manual" use of Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P, clicked into a 
> suitable frame in another test doc, does insert the correct page
> numbers.
> It also seems that the scheme for requiring the "#" inserted as the
> page number placeholder is not required in the manual use of 
> Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P, as it just remains there.
> So, now I wonder about how to use the "#" or not, with Automatic Page 
> Numbering.
> A Menu Item for "Insert/Page Numbers" might be intuitively helpful?

insert > character > page number

and having a keyboard shortcut seems a bit meaningless to me, since this
is a function most people use very rarely (once or twice per document?)
and it's easier to go to the navigation rather than remembering that
over complicated shortcut.

the page number has to be inserted in a text frame.

the # is shown in a master page, on a normal page you will see
the current page number.

but i have to admit that -- up to the menu item thing -- i did not
really understand what your question is...

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