# Continuing Page Numbering (Roman to Arabic)

I'm here with weird stuff again.

How can i continue numbering while changing numbering style to Arabic from Roman? For example let's assume I have total of 7 pages and I want to number the first 3 of them as : i,ii,iii; then I change back to Arabic again and continue counting as 4,5,6,7.

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If you are using the book class then you can use \frontmatter and \mainmatter to delimit the corresponding parts of your documment. The pages after the mainmatter command will be numbered with arabic numbers. –  leo May 16 '12 at 20:08
Possible duplicate: Roman numeral page numbering –  Werner May 16 '12 at 20:12

After \begin{document} (or in the document preamble), issue

\renewcommand{\thepage}{\roman{page}}% Roman page numbers


On the page where you want it to change to Arabic numbering, use

\renewcommand{\thepage}{\arabic{page}}% Arabic page numbers


The above just modifies the page number/counter printing mechanism. In contrast, using \pagenumbering{arabic}` will change the numbering to Arabic but also resets the page counter.

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