Acrobat Page Numbering

Often times, a PDF’s pagination doesn’t match the pagination as displayed in document. For example, a document containing caption, contents and authorities pages, may have its first narrative page set 7 pages into the file. This makes navigation problematic.

Many courts now require that the PDF page numbering match the original document pagination. Follow these instructions to renumber your PDF.

To Renumber Pages in an Acrobat PDF

To label or suspend numbering for an un-numbered page
(e.g. Caption pages)

  1. Display Page Thumbnails by clicking Thumbnails icon at left.
  2. RT+CLICK on the page thumbnail and select Number pages. The Page Numbering dialog appears.
  3. In the Pages section choose ‘Selected’.
  4. In the Numbering section select ‘Begin new section’.
  5. Click Style drop-down and select None.
  6. Set Prefix to appropriate label (e.g., Caption, CoverPg, etc.) or leave blank.
  7. Click OK.

To renumber pages within a section (e.g., Table of Contents)

  1. Display Page Thumbnails by clicking Thumbnails icon at left.
  2. To select multiple pages, click on the first page of the section, then scroll down and SHIFT+CLICK on the last page.
  3. RT+CLICK on one of the selected thumbnail pages and select Number pages. The Page Numbering dialog appears.
  4. In the Pages section choose ‘Selected’.
  5. In the Numbering section select ‘Begin new section’.
  6. Click Style drop-down and select desired format (e.g., i ii iii).
  7. Set Prefix to blank (i,e. leave this field empty).
  8. Set Start to ‘1’.
  9. Click OK.

Cheers!

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Comments and questions are always welcome!

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Author: quincy harley jr

Quincy is a technophile, coach and Learning Development expert. He has an extensive legal IT background and is practiced in MS Office application support and product development. As a project leader he has been integral in numerous new application rollouts. Whatever spare time he has, is spent with reading, archery and watching his young sons grow.

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