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set individual pages as non-numbered in books

I use the book feature for many, if not most of the documents that I create. Each individual InDesign document included within the book is a new chapter. Because the majority of my clients request printed copies of the documents I create, I usually create customized tab pages that precede each chapter, so that the end user can easily find a specific section. These tabs are printed on card stock instead of the standard bond paper that is used for the content of the document.

The majority of my documents require page numbers, and so I use the feature where the page numbering is continued from the previous document within the book file.

It makes sense to be able to create a tab as a single page within each individual chapter page. However, when the tab page is included in each chapter, that tab page is counted as a page and given a page number, as if it was just another page within the body of the document.

So, now I create a separate document for all of the tabs, and when I have to manually relocate all of the tabs into their proper location when I export to a PDF, or have to provide very specific instructions to my printer when having the document printed and bound.

It would be ideal if there was a setting at the Master Page level that allowed me to designate certain page types as not to be included in automatic page numbering.

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  • Nolan Haims commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Divider tabs are a good use case. I need this as well for a number of reasons. I have documents with divider pages that are just for me for organizational purposes (i.e. contracts with big title cards indicating sections that allow me to navigate quickly in thumbnail view.)

    I also am trying to design a series of double-sided cards which I would like numbered sequentially on the front, but have no numbering on the back--currently I've set it up as facing pages, but I have to do the numbering manually.

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