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    2.1.4 - Choosing A Page Number

    As as rule of thumb enter as page number the one that appears in the page, whatever it may be. A page number can be a number or a roman numeral. Pages in the form "A7" or "12.3" are also accepted. In all of those cases the software will renumber the following pages accordingly.

    Still, many pages do not show page numbers. Here are a few rules to help you find the correct page number.

    2.1.4.1 - Implied Pages
    If there is an implied page number, use that number. For example, if the first page with a number shows a "3", the two previous pages without a page number should be page "1" and page "2".

    2.1.4.2 - Insert and Plates
    Do not forget to select the corresponding page type in the interface. First, use the rule of thumb, if a page number appears use that one. If not, use the syntax xx.yy. For example in "12.3" , the number "12" is the page number of the previous body page and "3" stands for third insert. Read that as third insert after page twelve. Automatic page numbering works in this case too. By entering "12.1" all the following pages will be numbered "12.2"... . Then you will need to go to the actual page "13" and set a mark there. For blank pages after insert pages, let the pagination continue, a blank page after insert "12.3" will be "12.4".

    2.1.4.3 - Plates At End of Volume
    First of all, mark them as plates. Then, once more, apply the rule of thumb: if there is a page number use it. If there is no page number but there is a plate number use that one. If there is no number at all assign "P1", "P2"...

    2.1.4.4 - Front Matter
    Mark it always as front matter. Front matter typically includes title pages, contents, preface... Beware that, in some cases, pages with roman numerals are not necessarily front matter. If you think that the pages contain real articles mark them as body pages. If you cannot decide mark them as body pages too.

    2.1.4.5 - Trailing Blank Pages
    If you can recognize them as back matter mark them as such. If you do not know which page number to assign let the pagination continue from the last mark.

    2.1.4.6 - Appendices
    Yet again, use the rule of thumb: choose first the page numbering that appears in the pages. Eventually use also implied page numbers as described above. In this case if the page numbers in the page can conflict with other page numbers in the body of the volume read the following section.

    2.1.5 - Duplicate Pages

    As a general rule there should not be two body pages with the same number. Otherwise front matter or back matter can have duplicated page numbers without conflicting. There are a number of cases in which the rule above can be broken:

    • duplicate pages: if there are two images of the same page that were generated by the scanning process. Mark one of them as ignore.

    • multiple issues: it is possible that a publication has multiple issues that all start on page 1. In that case page 1 of issue 1 should get the page number "A1", page 1 of issue 2 should get page "B1", etc etc It is probably a good thing to double check with us if you run into a situation like this.

    • appendixes: it may be that appendixes are numbered starting with page number 1. In this case you must break our golden rule and call the page number "A1", "A2"... for appendix "A", etc... In the case of an appendix in the case of multiple issues mentioned above, use a letter that isn't used in the above scheme (like the first available letter).

    • other cases: it may still be that the volume has two body pages with the same number that cannot be resolved by any of the previous methods. In that case... well... let them be. The software will detect it and will stop users from entering article information. ADS staff will look to that volume and decide what needs to be done.

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