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How to change typeset page numbering style

Version: 2.5, 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace & Scientific Word

You may need to use a different style for the page numbers in one part of your document. With a LaTeX command, you can change the page numbering style to upper- or lowercase roman numerals, upper- or lowercase letters, or arabic numbers. When you change the page numbering style, LaTeX resets the page number to 1, so you may want to change the typeset page number after you change the typeset page numbering style.

Changing the style of the page numbers

  1. Place the insertion point on the page whose page numbering style you want to change.

  2. Enter an encapsulated TeX field.

  3. In the entry area, type the command corresponding to the page numbering style you want:

    Command Page numbering style
    \pagenumbering{roman} lowercase roman numerals
    \pagenumbering{Roman} uppercase roman numerals
    \pagenumbering{arabic} arabic numbers
    \pagenumbering{alph} lowercase letters
    \pagenumbering{Alph} uppercase letters

  4. Choose OK.

Changing the style of the page numbers in the front matter

You can use roman numerals in the front matter of your document and arabic numbers throughout the remainder:

  1. From the Typeset menu, choose Preamble.

  2. Click the mouse in the entry area.

  3. Create a new line at the end of the preamble entries.

  4. Type \pagenumbering{roman} and choose OK.

  5. Place the insertion point on a line immediately after the first chapter heading in your document.

  6. Enter an encapsulated TeX field.

  7. In the entry area, type \pagenumbering{arabic} and choose OK.

    Remember that LaTeX will reset the page number to 1.

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Last revised 02/28/11

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