# Stop page count before appendix

I'm trying to find a way to stop the page count in my report. So the count stops, then it comes to the appendix. Then have a separate count for the appendix, with the footer also changing so when the appendix starts, the page count says (e.g.) Page 1 of 12 pages.

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possible duplicate of Different page numbering in appendix? –  Jake May 29 '12 at 21:26
@Jake The linked question is not about adding one or several "LastPage" counters. –  lockstep May 29 '12 at 21:30
Yeah, you're right. It probably should have been more of a "Have you looked at (...) yet? Maybe you could show what you've tried so far." comment. So much for duplicate-hunting badges =) –  Jake May 29 '12 at 21:31

Here's a simple solution

\documentclass{report}

\usepackage{lastpage}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}

\usepackage{kantlipsum} % dummy text

\begin{document}

\chapter{abc}

\kant

\cleardoublepage
\appendix
\pagenumbering{arabic}
\fancypagestyle{plain}{\fancyhf{}
\pagestyle{plain}

\chapter{app}
\kant

\end{document}


Pages in the appendix will have "1 of 3" in the footer. You can customize at will. However, this won't please hyperref.

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Here's a solution in case you also want a "lastpage" counter for the main part of your document. Notes:

• I have used the etoolbox package to prepend code to the \appendix command -- this way, the document body does contain only "semantic markup" and no internal redefinitions.

• Although report uses the oneside and openany class options, my redefinition also gives correct page numbering for twoside/openright.

• The emptypage package will prevent displays like "Page 4 of 3" on an otherwise blank last page of the main part of your document.

\documentclass{report}

\usepackage{lastpage}
\usepackage{emptypage}

\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancyfoot[C]{Page~\thepage\ of~\pageref{LastMainPage}}
\fancypagestyle{plain}{%
\fancyhf{}%
\fancyfoot[C]{Page~\thepage\ of~\pageref{LastMainPage}}%
}

\usepackage{etoolbox}

\preto{\appendix}{%
\label{LastMainPage}%
\ifbool{@openright}{%
\cleardoublepage
}{%
\clearpage
}%
\pagenumbering{arabic}%
\fancyfoot[C]{Page~\thepage\ of~\pageref{LastPage}}%
\fancypagestyle{plain}{%
\fancyhf{}%
\fancyfoot[C]{Page~\thepage\ of~\pageref{LastPage}}%
}%
}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\chapter{First}

\lipsum[1-12]

\appendix

\chapter{App-First}

\lipsum[1-8]

\end{document}

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If you're after a hyperref-compatible version, you could fool TeX and use a different representation of the page counter for the appendix.

The MWE below uses apppage as the replacement representation at the start of the appendix via the following redefinition:

\renewcommand{\thepage}{\arabic{apppage}}


This allows the regular page counter to still continue as usual and therefore "keep hyperref happy." Here's an entire example:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
\usepackage{fancyhdr}% http://ctan.org/pkg/fancyhdr
\usepackage{hyperref}% http://ctan.org/pkg/hyperref
\newcounter{apppage}
\fancyfoot[C]{Page~\thepage~of~\pageref{lastpage}}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\begin{document}
See~\pageref{applastpage} for the last page of the appendix.
\section{First section}\lipsum[1-4]
\section{Second section}\lipsum[5-8]
\section{Last section}\lipsum[9-12]
\label{lastpage}
\clearpage\appendix
\renewcommand{\thepage}{\arabic{apppage}}
\fancyfoot[C]{Page~\thepage~of~\pageref{applastpage}}
\pagenumbering{arabic}
\section{First appendix}\lipsum[1-4]
\section{Second appendix}\lipsum[5-8]
\section{Last appendix}\lipsum[9-12]
\label{applastpage}
\end{document}


I've used lastpage as a basic label for the last page just as an illustration. For the last page of appendix and label applastpage, it would be better to use the lastpage package's LastPage label, or even the pageslts package's VeryLastPage label.

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For some reason. It's only saying Page 3 of 19 Pages. Even so that the report that is 54 pages –  mortenstarck Jun 3 '12 at 0:26
@mortenstarck: You'd have to supply more information than that, since I can't seem to replicate that problem using my minimal example above. That is, it works fine for me showing the correct page numbers in the footer. On a side note: if you wish to remove the hyperlink in the footer, use \pageref*. –  Werner Jun 3 '12 at 0:45
This is the main document dl.dropbox.com/u/2230967/The%20SOMA%20Project.tex . I no it's a little messy. –  mortenstarck Jun 3 '12 at 0:55
@mortenstarck: There are so many other files missing that (most likely) includes necessary stuff that I'm unable to compile this. For example, are you including a \label on the last page, or are you using the LastPage label from lastpage? It's obvious that you're including the package, but your footer still refers to \pageref*{applastpage} and not \pageref*{LastPage}. How about including a bunch of \lipsums to make up for all the other files and have something that I can compile. Then I'll look at it again. –  Werner Jun 3 '12 at 1:35