# [texhax] changing \thepage?

Wed Aug 2 10:45:58 CEST 2006

Thanks for the responses, I realize I could have looked it up but I
thought it would be quicker to ask - and it was. Thanks.

I should have mentioned that I was using seminar, for some reason the
\addtocounter{page}{1} didn't work, maybe the \begin{slide}..\end{slide}
environment overrides the counter somehow. Anyway, making my own counter
works fine.

It sounds like seminar is maybe out of date, I'll take a look at the other
suggestions before the next presentation ... by which time of course they
will also be out of date ...

Cheers,

On Tue, 1 Aug 2006, John R. Culleton wrote:

> On Tuesday 01 August 2006 08:57, Adam Spargo wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm creating some slides and some of which are easiest done by duplicating
> > the slide and adding new things each time. The trouble is that I wrote a
> > \newpagestyle with a header that uses \thepage to put the page number in
> > the corner. So my problem is that using whole new slides to add things
> > incremements the page when I want it to remain constant for a subset of
> > the slides.
> >
> > Does anybody know how to edit \thepage or another way to put the page
> > number on my slides as I'd like.
> >
> >
> Ultimately you are dealing with a counter somewhere. LaTeX does
> too good a job of hiding the innards of the process so your best
> bet is to establish another counter and use that, advancing it
> after each page and resetting it as needed. Try these
> LaTeX statements:
> \newcounter{mycounter}
> \setcounter{mycounter}{10} % or whatever value you want
> \addtocounter{mycounter}{1} % at the top of each new page.
>
> then to print it out use
> \arabic{mycounter}
> or
> \themycounter
>
> All this is covered in standard LaTeX textbooks, The above is
> taken from pages 190-191 of "A Guide to LateX" by Kopka & Daly.
>
> Disclaimer: I haen't used LaTeX in decades. It is IMO unbearably
> verbose, clumsy and does too good a job of hiding things. But if
> you do use LaTeX, then try those commands.
>
>
>

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