# Change starting page number

How I can start page numbering from 68 to 74 by using header and footer in latex instead of 1 to 7.

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Welcome to TeX.SE! I'm not sure if this question necessarily has anything to do with the `fancyhdr` package, as the mechanism for specifying the page number is independent –  cmhughes Dec 18 '12 at 17:16
This question doesn't seem to be about headers or footers, but rather about page numbering. –  Seamus Dec 18 '12 at 17:22

you can usually set the desired page number by `\setcounter{page}{68}`.

there are some commands, e.g. `\chapter`, that may result in an increased page number (see below); in such a case, you should set the value to one less than what you want to start with.

also, be aware that `\chapter` will, by definition, start on an odd-numbered page, and this may result in the page number being increased. your span starts with an even-numbered page. if that is a problem, ask for more help.

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thanks a lot, I get it –  Fateh Dec 18 '12 at 17:47

You can use

``````\setcounter{page}{68}
``````

although if you're creating a 'chapter-like' file, then you probably want `\includeonly` as detailed in How to create individual chapter PDFs

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Aah, you beat me to the answer by about 10 seconds! I'll go ahead and delete mine and upvote yours. –  Mico Dec 18 '12 at 17:16
@Mico you're very kind :) I'll find another of your answers to give you +1 –  cmhughes Dec 18 '12 at 17:16
thanks a lot, I get it –  Fateh Dec 18 '12 at 17:48
@Fateh that's great :) if the issue is resolved, please consider 'accepting' which ever answer helped the most by using the green check mark. Welcome :) –  cmhughes Dec 18 '12 at 18:02