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Renumbering pages

You may have noticed that the page numbers on the document pages do not always match the page numbers that appear below the page thumbnails and on the toolbar. Acrobat automatically numbers pages with Arabic numerals, starting with page 1 for the first page in the document, and so on. However, you can change the way Acrobat numbers pages. You’ll give the cover page a roman numeral, so that the contents page is page 1.

  1. Click the Page Thumbnails button (p0097_01.jpg) in the navigation pane to display the page thumbnails.
  2. Click the page 1 thumbnail to go to the cover page.

    You’ll renumber the first page of the document—the cover page—using lowercase roman numerals.

  3. Click the options menu button at the top of the Page Thumbnails panel, and choose Page Labels. The Page Numbering dialog box opens.

  4. For Pages, select From and enter from 1 to 1 of 13. For Numbering, select Begin New Section, choose “i, ii, iii” from the Style menu, and enter 1 in the Start text box. Click OK.

  5. Choose View > Page Navigation > Go To Page. Enter 1, and click OK.

    Acrobat displays the table of contents page. Because you renumbered the cover page, the number 1 in the page number text box is now assigned to the contents page of the document.

  6. Close the Page Thumbnails panel.
  7. Choose File > Save to save your changes.
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