Hiding/Showing page numbers on individual pages

You can change when page numbers are shown on individual pages, independently of your settings for showing page numbers in each layout.


To show page numbers, there must be a text frame containing the page number token on the page. The default master page formats for first pages do not contain text frames containing page number tokens, so you must add these if you want to show page numbers on first pages in your project that use the default master page formats.


  1. In the music area, open the layout in which you want to hide/show page numbers.
  2. In the Pages section of the Pages panel, select a page.
  3. Open the Page Number Change dialog in any of the following ways:
    • Right-click in the Pages section and choose Insert Page Number Change from the context menu.

    • Click Insert Page Number Change .

  4. In the From page field, enter the number of the page from which you want to hide/show page numbers.
  5. Optional: Change the value for First page number.

    First page number is 1 by default. If you do not want to change the page number together with changing the visibility of page numbers, enter the existing page number in this field.

  6. Select one of the following options from the Visibility menu:
    • Always shown

    • Always hidden

    • Not on first page

  7. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.


The visibility of page numbers is changed in the layout currently open in the music area, from the page number specified until the next page number change with a different setting or the end of the project, whichever comes first.


If you want to see page numbers up to page 3 but hide page numbers from page 4, enter 4 for From page, enter 4 for First page number, and select Always hidden for Visibility.