[scribus] quetsion

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Mon Sep 3 15:57:42 UTC 2018

On 09/02/2018 12:17 PM, H.P.J. Vos wrote:
> Hi,
> I started working with Scribus 1.5.3. Made one booklet already, which went fine. Except two things:
>    1.  automatic page numbering
>    2.  the spine
>    1.  I tried many possibilities, but nothing worked. The booklet I made has only few pages, so I did it by hand, but that won't work with a thicker book. So please tell me step by step what to do. I have 50 pages, and the first six should get no number and on page 7 it should start with 7.


Here is a wiki page that explains page numbering to a minimal extent:


The basic thing to know is that the special page numbering character 
(Ctrl+Alt+Shift+P), when placed in a text frame, will display the page 
number. One way of doing this for many pages is to place this frame on a 
Master Page, then apply that Master Page as desired. Often users may 
have left and right Master Pages to place the frame appropriately for 
each. In case you want Page 1 to be something other than the literal 
first page of your document, the wiki page shows how to do this.

For your 50-page book, bring up the dialog File > Document Setup > 
Sections, and uncheck Shown for the default section, From should stay 1, 
and To should be 10. Next click Add to add another section. Make sure 
its Shown is checked, make From 11 and To 50, Start should be 1 (in 
other words page 11 is labeled 1, page 12 is 2, and so on).

As others have mentioned, the special character for Page numbering shows 
up as a red # in Story Editor, or when editing a Master Page, but shows 
as the actual page number on the main canvas for the particular page you 
are editing.


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