This has been asked in various permutations and answered with a variety of
suggested solutions, on one or another of the FrameMaker forums. A Google
search for framemaker page numbering, or framemaker custom page numbering,
should turn up one or more discussions.

Usually one suggestion is to create a small flow-tagged master-page text
frame on the master for the particular body page, Left, in this case, to
hold page numbers.  Then on the first left body page, tag the paragraph
marker in the text frame with a numbered format that's set to start at top
of column, and press enter a lot of times to push numbers into all existing

On 9/3/07, Shmuel Wolfson <sbw at> wrote:
> If you could create a custom variable which calculates ((current page
> number + 1) / 2), that would do the trick. Does anyone know if this is
> possible?

Variables don't increment this way.

If you create Flow A on the left pages and Flow B on the right pages,
> can they have separate numbering?

 No. But, because FM only can have one page number per spread, another
solution is to create a two-page wide layout, and use standard page numbers
that display only on the "left page." You'd need to create a master-page
text frame for Flow B, with Autoflow property for the "right page."


Peter Gold
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