Page Numbers in InDesign CC [How to add using Master Pages or Parent pages]

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Hi, this is Anne with Graphic Design How To, and today we're going to talk about Adobe

InDesign - how to add page numbers to your ebooks.

I downloaded this ebook for free from HubSpot, and you can do the same.

I'll include that link in the description.

So first, I made facing pages with this because that's the normal way that you'll have to

deal with ebooks is in a booklet form.

And that's how I want to show you how to add page numbers to these.

Okay, so first off, you'll want to go to your master pages which are right up here in your

Pages palette.

To bring that up, you'll go to Window>Pages and just select it here.

Okay, so first, let's go to the A Master and I'll double click over here on the little

page picture.

Okay, now this will give us our master page, and it shows you whatever is on every single


Right now there's nothing there.

So I'm going to put my page number here and here.

And let's just go ahead and get started.

I'm gonna hit T to get the text tool and draw a little box here.

And now I'm going to go to Type>Insert Special Character>Markers, and then Current Page Number.

And that is how you get your page number into the document and it will always be the current

page number.