You can add page numbering objects in Document Composer by using text elements in the Page Master. Page numbers are applied to the entire document.
You may position these page numbering objects anywhere on the Page Master and style them just like any other text element in Document Composer.
Note: Page Numbering can only be added to the Page Master.
Select this option from the New Page Layout button from the Positioning toolbar.
The Page Master appears in the Design View.
Note: Only text, images, and lines can be added to the Page Master.
Select Text from the Insert menu.
Select the text button on the Components toolbar.
The cursor changes into a crosshair.
Click and drag the crosshair on the Page Master to create the page numbering object, and adjust it to the size you want.
Note: Page numbering objects can have accompanying text and they can be positioned anywhere in the Page Master.
The page numbering object is added to the Page Master.
The following image shows the page numbering options available from a page numbering object in the Page Master.
The following page numbering options are available from the Insert context menu:
Adds the <Page #> object, representing the current page number of the document.
Adds the <Total pages> object, representing the total number of pages in the document.
Adds the <Page # of ##> object, representing the current page number of the total number of pages in the document.
Adds the date or time in any of the selected formats:
Month (First three letters) Day, Year
Month (Full Name) Day, Year
Day Month, Year
Note: THE HH.MM.SS format is a time format. The time is updated dynamically to display the current time at run time.
Within a coordinated compound report, you may select whether page numbers are reset at each new coordinated sort key value or run continuously through the entire document. The Reset Page Number option enables the coordinated compound layout to be used to create single continuous reports across sort values, or to burst into individual reports by the primary sort key, and retain the desired page numbers.
Note: The Reset Page Number option is only available when the Coordinate report property is set to On.
The Reset Page Number option appears in the Properties window.
Reset Page Number affects both the individual page number and the total pages within each document.
With On selected, total pages is set to the page count for the current value of the coordinated sort key.
With Off selected, total pages is set to the actual total page count within the overall document.
Note: Page numbering in the Table of Contents is not affected by the Reset Page Numbers selections, and displays the actual page numbers within the overall document. For more information about the Table of Contents, see Adding a Table of Contents Page.
The output generates separate page layouts by the common sort field.
In the example below, Reset Page Numbers is set to On, showing Pages 1 of 5 as the page number and total page number for the first sort field, where the Region is Central America.
When the primary sort value (Region) changes to Eastern Europe, the page number resets to 1 (Page 1 of 4).
In the same example below, Reset Page Numbers is set to Off, as indicated by the page numbers (Page 1 of 37) that run continuously across all sort values through the document.
When selecting images from Document Composer, images must be stored in a location on the application path of the WebFOCUS Reporting Server. Images stored in any other location outside of the WebFOCUS Reporting Server application path will produce errors at run time.
Note: If you specify an application path at the Managed Reporting report or Domain level, using the Managed Reporting Properties option, Document Composer copies image files to the application directory. If no application path is specified in the Managed Reporting Properties for the report or domain, copy the image file to an application directory that is on the application path of the WebFOCUS Reporting Server.