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Title: Double-digit page numbers for single digits possible?
Post by: xenon on July 07, 2020, 06:05:24 am
Hi there!

I'm pretty new to Scribus and came across a question, to which i couldn't find an answer with the search function.

Is it possible to start page numbering with 01 instead of 1?

Right now I find only workarounds which are:
1) Manually insert the pagenumbers 01-09 on the respective pages
2) Create a seperate masterpage for pages 01-09 (or 2 to be exact for left and right pages...)

both solutions seem unnecessarily complicated.

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Double-digit page numbers for single digits possible?
Post by: a.l.e on July 07, 2020, 09:58:29 am
yes you can!

in the document setup, under "sections", you can control how the numbering goes.

if you set a length of 2 and set the fill character to 0 you'll get what you want.

(i had to look for it... but i was almost sure that scribus must be able to do that : - )

ciao
a.l.e
Title: Re: Double-digit page numbers for single digits possible?
Post by: xenon on July 07, 2020, 07:59:14 pm
Thanks a bunch!

Yeah, I also was pretty certain, there has to be an easy way to do this.
Somehow I didn't understand the function of this field when reading its description (as I am from Austria, the term reads more like "field width", which apparently confused me).
Now, that you pointed it out to me, it makes much more sense.

Thanks again, have a great day,

xe
Title: Re: Double-digit page numbers for single digits possible?
Post by: a.l.e on July 08, 2020, 10:24:56 am
glad to know that it solved your issue...

and one day you will explain me why being from austria makes you puzzled : - )

... on the other hand, i guess that:

- "field width" should be "padding zeros" (or "leading zeros") and
- "fill character" could be "padding character" (or "leading character")

i've opened a ticket:
https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=16154