Is the field wide enough to display the text plus page number?
Another way to do this is to enter the text "Page " on the layout, then use the Insert menu to insert the symbol for the current page number. This avoids the need for adding yet another field to your table.
What is the symbol for page number? My original plan was to use a text field (for example :: adnd // are the date and time) but I couldn't find what symbols translate into page numbers
Just select Insert Page Number Symbol from the insert menu. I think it's ## but could easily be wrong here.
Is there a way to display the total number of pages such as "Page 1 of 3" for example?
That's supprisingly difficult to do. It requires a script and a global variable or global field.
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Set Field [YourTable::YourGlobalField ; Value: get ( PageNumber ) ]
//with fileMaker 11, you have the option to use: Set Variable [$$TotalPages ; Value: get ( PageNumber ) ]
Then you place YourGlobalField or <<$$TotalPages>> on your layout to display the total number of pages.
Great, I'll give it a try...