How can i get page numbers like that R1, R2 for reference pages?

Here is a Word-based example of what I try to achieve:



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The simplest way is probably:





Depending upon what packages you are using there may be better alternatives.

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    You may also want to provide the instruction \pagenumbering{arabic} immediately before \renewcommand\thepage{R\arabic{page}} in case the page numbers need to restart from 1.
    – Mico
    Jul 30, 2014 at 14:04
  • @Mico I'd use \setcounter{page}{1} as this just resets the page counter whereas \pagenumbering plays with the formatting as well...
    – user30471
    Jul 30, 2014 at 14:12
  • Should the page number be reset to 0 instead of 1?
    – Mico
    Jul 30, 2014 at 14:15
  • Perhaps surprisingly, no. The page number is presumably incremented at shipout so as long as you are already on the new page \setconter{page}{1} is correct.
    – user30471
    Jul 30, 2014 at 14:19

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