Page numbers

You can add page numbers to a document in Page View using Finale's text inserts.

To add a page number

  1. Choose the Text tool icon.
  2. Choose View > Page View.
  3. Double-click where you want the page number to appear. The text editing frame appears.
  4. From the Text menu, select font, size and style.

    Skip this step if the default text block settings are the ones you want to use. See Document Options - Fonts.

  5. Choose Text > Inserts > Page Number.

    You can also use the Total Pages text insert.

  6. Choose Text > Frame Attributes. The Frame Attributes dialog box appears.
  7. Choose Page > All Pages.
  8. Select the alignment and positioning options from the Alignment and Positioning dropdown menus.

    To use the left and right facing pages feature see Text blocks–To position page-assigned text blocks on left- and right-facing pages.

  9. Click OK (or press ENTER) to return to the document.

To change the page number offset

  1. Choose the Text tool icon.
  2. Choose View > Page View.
  3. Double-click the handle of the text block containing the page number. The text editing frame appears.
  4. Select the page number Text Insert so that the number is highlighted.
  5. Choose Text > Edit Page Offset. The Page Offset dialog box appears.
  6. Type in the number to add to the current page number. If you are on page one and want the page numbers to start at 10, type 9.
  7. Click OK. You return to the document, and the page numbers are updated to reflect the new offset.

To move or delete a page number

  1. Choose the Text tool icon. A handle appears on the page number.
  2. Drag the number’s handle to move it. Select the handle and press DELETE to remove it.