Page Numbers in InDesign CC 2018 [How to add using Master Pages]

Page Numbers in InDesign CC 2018 [How to add using Master Pages]


Hi, this is Anne with Graphic Design How To,
and today we’re going to talk about Adobe InDesign – how to add page numbers to your
ebooks. I downloaded this ebook for free from HubSpot,
and you can do the same. I’ll include that link in the description. So first, I made facing pages with this because
that’s the normal way that you’ll have to deal with ebooks is in a booklet form. And that’s how I want to show you how to add
page numbers to these. Okay, so first off, you’ll want to go to your
master pages which are right up here in your Pages palette. To bring that up, you’ll go to Window>Pages
and just select it here. Okay, so first, let’s go to the A Master and
I’ll double click over here on the little page picture. Okay, now this will give us our master page,
and it shows you whatever is on every single page. Right now there’s nothing there. So I’m going to put my page number here and
here. And let’s just go ahead and get started. I’m gonna hit T to get the text tool and draw
a little box here. And now I’m going to go to Type>Insert Special
Character>Markers, and then Current Page Number. And that is how you get your page number into
the document and it will always be the current page number. So I want to make this a little bit bigger,
I’m going to change my font, and then I’m going to make it kind of a grayish color. And we’ll put this down here in the corner,
and you can draw guides if you like, you just pull a guide over from your ruler. But I want to use the guides that are already
set up in this document. So I’m going to zoom in with the Z tool. And now I’ll make this box a little smaller. You can also add some other elements to make
your page numbers a little more interesting. So I’m going to go ahead and do that now. I’m hitting M to get the rectangle shape tool. I’m just going to draw a little rectangle
here and we’ll make this orange. And now I’ll draw another text box and I’m
just going to put the title of my ebook here, which is Stuff You Always Wanted to Know. Another thing I like to do with the page numbers
on the left is justify them to the right. So to do that, it’s Shift CMD R, or you can
come up here to the Align Right paragraph tool. I’m going to move that over so now when it
updates, it will go to the left instead of the right. Okay, and I’m going to copy all of this and
come over here to the right side and paste. I’m going to do something similar here just
to match it up. And we’ll make this one left justified. That’s Shift CMD L or here in your paragraph
palette. I’ll just type a quick guide here. I’ll right justify that to be about right
there. If you look at your pages they probably will
all have the letter A up in the corner. So that means it’s using this A master. And if you don’t want the page number on that
page, you can pull the None page on top of that page just like that. And that will kind of cancel it. So let’s look at our pages. Now I’m going to double click on page one. And as you can see it’s here, but I don’t
really want it on my front page. So I’ll do none and pull it over top of that,
and it makes it disappear. Let’s look at page two. We can see it here. It doesn’t look that great. I think I don’t want it on my table of contents
page either. So I’ll do the same there. This isn’t showing up because it’s such a
dark page on the back. So I’m going to go ahead and make another
master page so that this will show up and look good. So I’m going to come up here to the master
and pull this down a little and we’ll come up here and go to New Master. And we’ll have two pages and say OK. I’ll double click here, grab this master. I’ll double click here, select this, and copy. And then double click on the B master and
then Shift Option CMD V, which will paste it in place. Now on this one, I’m just going to change
the color to Paper of both of these things. And now I’m going to pull this right on top
of that A one. Ok. So now it has a little B up in the corner. And now let’s take a look at that. Okay, it shows up way better. Okay, this looks good over here. And good here. Obviously, they don’t really match and I can
adjust that by double clicking on the A master maybe moving this a little further to the
left. And then when we go back, we can see that
it’s updated and looks a little bit better. This is also a little too far over. So I’ll double click here and move it to the
right a little bit. And for this last page, I’m going to go ahead
and grab that B Master again, and pull it on top of the page here and that’ll update
that page number. So I hope this was helpful for you. Please let me know if you have any questions
in the comment section below. If you liked this video, please click on the
like button and I’ll see you next Thursday. Thanks!!!

47 thoughts on “Page Numbers in InDesign CC 2018 [How to add using Master Pages]”

  1. How do you get the numbers to run sequentially on the following pages. I have the number 1 on every single page and don't know why. Do you have any suggestions? Thank You!

  2. Hi… There are Some Backgrounds in my pages… But the numbers does't show because are Behind ( I can not send the numbering to front. I'd like numbering showing on image. Thank You.

  3. I had 16 pages on my document, and then I added 4 more pages. after the number 16, the pages started again at number 1. Is there a way to change the numbers on the new pages. I am not looking to number the pages, I am looking to change the numbers in the document… I hope you can understand me. Thank you in advance. Ignacio

  4. You don't know how something like this, that looks simple and that's useful doesn't have a proper tutorial until I saw yours, so perfect. A big thank you.

  5. Wow thank you so much for this video, it wasnt too long, I understood everything, and now I know something new!

  6. I need the page numbers sequentially printed on the right side (recto) of my 20 page booklet. How do I do this? Thanks

  7. Hello, if I am designing a book layout and I have a cover page, some additional inside pages, copy rights, and then table of contents. How do I add the master page to page 9, but I want it begin with the number one. I hope that make sense

  8. Need to know how to get page numbering to START WHERE YOU WANT in Indesign? Here's a tutorial for that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbUTJoDLRG4&feature=youtu.be

  9. Super video style – clear, to the point without rambling about the meaning of life and what you had for breakfast. Just the information needed on the fly in the middle of a project. Subscribed! Thank you!

  10. Great video, but when I followed your steps – the page numbers aren't showing up on the pages besides when I double-click the Master Page.

  11. in the whole tutorial you never put any number to the page number area. so a question raise if we put numbers will they automatically changes according to the number of the page?

  12. How do you get the numbers to run sequentially on the following pages. I have the number 1 on every single page and don't know why. Do you have any suggestions? I have single pages and need them numbered from 1 to 56.

  13. Great tutorial. I'm a newbie struggling with page number and TOC entries. Do you have a video or can you tell me how to have lower case roman numerals in the front matter, numbers in the main body, and have all appear in the TOC?

  14. your tutorial perfectly without flawed. but there's a slight problem I am experiencing. The number page won't go infront of the photo layer. I already made the photo into backward but the pages won't appear.

  15. Thanks for the tutorial, very clear and informative! Question: I'm wondering if you've ever come across the problem I'm experiencing: The page numbers are not lining up to where I place them on the master – for example, I have the numbering on my master placed to the outside bottom edges, just like your example, but they're showing up in the middle of the pages… I've tried deleting and re-doing them, I've tried creating a new master… same results! I can't seem to figure out why this is happening. Help!

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  17. What if the "Insert special character" function is not allowing me to insert page numbers? It is just not available to choose any of the options.

  18. Great video. I'd like to know however, how do i make the first group of pages number from i to xii and than start at 1 to the end of my document.

  19. Hi Great lesson… I'm designing a cover on canvas for an eBook I'm writing on a very serious topic 'Suicide' and need all the help I can get… I've always taken down notes in OneNote for quite sometime, so many at this stage that I could write a whole book on just the prologue, and so it difficult to pick from all these notes for a starting point!… I will have a Prologue and a Forward… I will download your eBook Template and follow through, But may I ask your advice on whether I should continue to edit the entire book in Canvas or use InDesign for both the eBook and hardcopy… Thank you and thanks for being on here to help people like myself. P.S. The body text… what is best?

  20. What if i wanted to delete page 1 (left page) then when page 2 (right page) replace to my page 1 the page 2 contents are still remain as (right page) what should i do to make the new page 1 content just like the previous page 1 as left page arrangement?

  21. So if you want page 3 to start being no1 go to page 7 then no numbera 2 pages then continue from 9 onward you have to place number manually? InDesign is horrid

  22. hello. i use rectangle tool as my background color, but if i using it, my page number is doesn't show up. can you tell me how to fix it?

  23. Thank you so much for this! I followed all the steps, but my page #s are behind all my placed layers. How can I fix this?

  24. I am so glad you made this video!!!! I dont usually comment on videos, but you made my crappy day so much better! so helpful! thanks, thanks, thanks!!!!

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