For starters, page numbers will appear on all pages which have a page style of plain , headings or myheadings ie: anything other than empty. By default, page numbers start from the first page often the title page and are displayed in arabic numbers ie: 1, 2, 3 …. Note that this can result in duplicate page numbers. So, time for an example. If we wanted to create a document which had a foreward on page i, table of contents on page ii, table of tables on page iii and the first section on page 1, we would have the following:. The code above will generate this document.
LaTeX and the document class will normally take care of page layout issues for you. For submission to an academic publication, this entire topic will be out of your hands, as the publishers want to control the presentation. However, for your own documents, there are some obvious settings that you may wish to change: margins, page orientation and columns, to name but three. The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to configure your pages.
You can also combine several numbering styles in a single document, this article explains how. Open an example in ShareLaTeX. There are several numbering styles, at the introduction the lower-case Roman numerals were presented, let's see a second example:. The position where the number appear in the page is determined by the page style used in the document.
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