Page numbering logic
I don't get why the logic of page numbering is that complicaded in InDesign.
imagen you would like to show the number of the current and the previous page on the same page.
You can not simply put those varibles form Markers, saying Current Page Number an Next Page Number on the same page. – That would give you twice the Current Page Number.
Current Solution: You have to write them into two conected Text fields, which are supposed to be ob bouth pages, that you want to put a number on.
here my idea:
Why wouldn't you make a varible that is named Previous Page Number and takes simple the Current Page - 1.
Next Page Number – Current Page + 1.
For those who wants to make crazy things with showing a Page Number from anywhere in the dokument, you could make a new varible called Any Page Number and works the quite the same way Previous and Next Page is working right now.
So that would not make anything posible, that was not possible before, but it would make the use of pages marks easier and mor understandable beginners.
Thanks for considering and i would be glad to hear if there is a good reason to leave it as user unfriendly as it is. :-)
olivia schneider commented