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I am printing many pages of tickets. Each page has 5 tickets and I would like to sequentially put a number on each ticket. I have tried to use the auto page numbering feature but that is putting the same number on each of the 5 tickets and then increments for the next page -- not what I need. Also, can the numbering not suppress the leading zeroes? Thanks....

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    Default Automatic numbering 5 tickets on each Page

    I am printing many pages of tickets. Each page has 5 tickets and I would like to sequentially put a number on each ticket. I have tried to use the auto page numbering feature but that is putting the same number on each of the 5 tickets and then increments for the next page -- not what I need. Also, can the numbering not suppress the leading zeroes? Thanks.
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    jerryc126@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Automatic numbering 5 tickets on each Page

    The following will sound much more complicated than it is:

    1) Create a text file containing numbers up to (at least) your highest
    numbered items. The file MUST have each number on a separate row. An easy
    way to do that is to use Microsoft Excel and it's auto fill feature (or
    whatever it is called, the one that takes a sequence of lets say 1,2,3 and
    continues it)

    2) Go to your InDesign doent and set up new paragraph style called
    "Numbering" (or whatever you prefer) Make sure that it is set to always
    begin in a new text frame (very important)

    3) In InDesign, go to the master page used for the pages containing your
    tickets. On the master page draw your five number text frames where you want
    them. If you have a double sided master do the same on the right hand page.
    Select all the numbering frames and apple the Numbering paragraph style you
    created. After that you must connect all the number text frames. If you have
    a double sided master page, make sure you connect the bottom left number
    frame to the top right number frame.

    4) Return to the doent page where you like to start numbering your
    tickets. If you have set up the master page correctly you should now see the
    master page frames on your doent pages. If everything looks correct it is
    a good time to save your doent.

    5) Remain at the doent page (not on the master page). Go to the File menu
    and choose Place. Locate the text file you created in step 1. You mouse
    pointer should change it's appearance to indicate that it is ready to place
    text. At this point, hold down the Option and Shift keys. Your mouse pointer
    should change it's appearance again to indicate that your text will continue
    to flow until you reach the last page using the master page you set up. When
    it does, just click on the number text frame where you want your numbering
    to begin and the text should flow in and each number should be in a separate
    numbering frame.

    6) If it doesn't work, you probably missed some step. (Most likely then it
    would be in the way you set up your paragraph style or applied it to the
    text)


    Hope it helps

    Richard_Ronnback@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Automatic numbering 5 tickets on each Page



    I am printing many pages of tickets. Each page has 5 tickets and I would
    like to sequentially put a number on each ticket. I have tried to use
    the auto page numbering feature but that is putting the same number on
    each of the 5 tickets and then increments for the next page -- not what
    I need. Also, can the numbering not suppress the leading zeroes?




    If you have an ID version w/ Data Merge, this would be very easy to do.
    Roger_Meeker@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Automatic numbering 5 tickets on each Page

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU RICHARD!!!
    Your instructions were perfect -- I am on a PC and had to figure out where the Option button was (hehehe). Thanks again -- worked like a dream.

    Jerry
    jerryc126@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Automatic numbering 5 tickets on each Page

    Your welcome

    It's remarkably easy to do it once you know how, isn't it?

    Richard_Ronnback@adobeforums.com Guest

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