Auto Page Numbering

I use a template for all my drawings that includes a page number in the lower right hand corner (usually says "Page 1 of 4" for example). I usually edit this number manually, which is fine for documents with a small amount of pages, but if I'm working on a large document (50+ pages) and need to re-order some pages it means editing the page number on every page manually.

Is there some way of having the number in a piece of artistic text dynamically update depending on what page number it's on?

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  • I have programed a macro & have already used it for a 1.2K book in CorelDRAW. You also can try it & send in your feedback.

    Download from : http://community.coreldraw.com/forums/p/4839/18180.aspx#18180 

    Anand 

  • In reply to Anand Dixit:

    Thanks Anand, I gave it a quick try but it doesn't seem to do exactly what I'm looking for.

    I created some artistic text on page 1 and then applied your utility to the text. This changes the text to '1'. Now when I copy and paste this artistic text onto page 2, it stays as '1' instead of updating to '2', which is what I'm looking for.

  • In reply to JoyMonkey:

    there is also a builtin CorelDRAW macro for page numbering: menu Tools->VisualBasic->Play/Run->Page numbering
  • In reply to JoyMonkey:

    Most macros will only work with what you already have; they won't work automatically:

    What I mean is that you need to have a page existing before you run something to number it or have 'dummy' text in place before something will change it to a page number.

    ... I've not used it, but there is a "Print Merge" function within Draw that will let you insert fields... not sure if this could be used for incramenting pages or not?

     

    {PS There is also a pre-press printing thingie that automatically prints page numbers with crop marks and the likes - that can be used to print the page numbers on the page rather than outside it}



    [edited by: Gadget at 10:03 (GMT -7) on Thu, Mar 27 2008]
  • In reply to Os aka wOxxOm:

    Hi Os, 

    Os
    there is also a builtin CorelDRAW macro for page numbering: menu Tools->VisualBasic->Play/Run->Page numbering

     

    The built in utility in CorelDRAW starts the page numbering  with '1' No to Page 1 in every file. I have developed this utility for my use on a 1.2K pages book split into several files with different chapters in each file. I needed page numbers starting from say 1 to 50 in the file that I have with first few chapters. The subsequent files hold my further chapters & I need to start numbering for second file that contains my book pages from 51 to 67.

    Built in utility does not allow me to start page numbering from the number that I desire.

    Anand 

  • In reply to JoyMonkey:

     Hi JoyMonkey

    It should work on your example in the thread. I have explained it in the help.You need not copy and paste the created artististic text. OK follow these steps

     

    Create an artistic text

    Apply the font attributes to it as you want it for the page numbering in you file ( Including font, point size, text alitgment ..... & everything.

    Place the object on desired position on the page 

    Run the utility & enter the desired "Start Page Number" Prefix & Suffix ( if needed)& click proceed.

    All pages in the file will be numbered in sequence & the starting page number will be the one you have specified.

     I have already used & tested it for my own job  of 1200 page book. Hope it works as you desire.

     Try it as I have mentioned here.

    Anand 

  • In reply to Gadget:

    Gadget
    I've not used it, but there is a "Print Merge" function within Draw that will let you insert fields... not sure if this could be used for incramenting pages or not?

     

    Gadget

    Thanks for your response.

    I have extensively used Print Merge. This feature can be used for page numbering but has a very limited usage. Now in X4 one can use print merge to write the results to a separate CDR file. This addon feature can be used to number the pages. But this will require to number the pages first, create a file with the results & then create the matter on the pages. This can be inconvenient if the quantity of the pages is chaged.

    Gadget
    {PS There is also a pre-press printing thingie that automatically prints page numbers with crop marks and the likes - that can be used to print the page numbers on the page rather than outside it}

    Page numbering available on Pre press menu is meant just for reference for  the printers & binders.

    This cannot be useful for page numbering in the job pages because :

    1)    The font & text arrtibutes are not under users control.

    2)    The position of  is fixed & cannot be changed by the user

    3)    If one desires to have unnumbered pages in a book, its not possible. 

    My macro was created considering all these needs.

    I would be happy on feedback from more users on my utility.

  • In reply to Anand Dixit:

    Hi Anand,

    I'm also working on a large document of more than a 1000 pages, spread over 30 files. I need the page number to start at specific numbers in each file - as it is in your case - but the macro that you provided is only 1K and does not appear in Corel despite having pasted it in the GMS file.

    Could you please provide your macro again ? I desperately need it.

    Thanks

    Euphorik

  • In reply to Euphorik:

    I tried the macro Anand provided and it works great in X3. For some reason the macro menu is grayed out in X4. Why the heck would that be?

  • In reply to twodaytshirts:

    Page number need to be sorted. They should be driven by smart tags on master pages.

    Remember here that master pages were only resolved in X4 therefore I think it is reasonable to have an expectation that 'mater items' like page numbers are to be resolved in X5. Perhaps sooner if someone wrote a macro that made correct use of master pages.

    What brings items 'up the list' for the up coming X5 is significent comment by the community. I'd suggest that no one indicate 'satisfaction' with the current approach which place a number on the actual page and that we push for master items. Something that could be accellerated by Corel releasing some sample macro code of what such an approach would look like.

    I've said my peice on it... additional requests are the best method to push to get this sorted.

  • In reply to twodaytshirts:

    Hi twodaytshirs!

    could you please tell me where to find the famous macro?

    Thanks

    Euphorik

  • In reply to Euphorik:

    This is is made by Anand

    Euphorik

    could you please tell me where to find the famous macro?

     

  • In reply to Jeff Harrison:

    sorting out master pages would be a big boon! That & some colour issues are the only reasons I occasionally open InDesign... the ability to set master page items & then over-ride on specific pages is great, as is being able to add auto page numbers (which can then be removed as desired on particular pages) etc.

    Anand, I'm going to try out your script, thanks

    Phil

  • In reply to Phil:

    Thank you Phil. I am not sure if the macro is locked with an expiry date. Please let me know if it does not work, I shall post the extended one for you.

    Phil
    Anand, I'm going to try out your script, thanks