# Page counter switch roman - arabic - roman (on specific page)

I am trying to have Roman page numbering for Acknowledgements, Lists etc. - then Switch to arabic page numbering - and then Switch back to Roman for references and Appendix.

This works fine, however, the page where it switches back to Roman can't be defined properly: if I set the command before the \printbibliography, the last chapter is also formatted with Roman page numbers. If I set it after the \printbibliography, the Bibliography remains in arabic.

How can I fix that? See MWE below:

\documentclass[11pt,oneside]{report}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\begin{document}

\pagenumbering{roman}
\chapter*{Acknowledgements}
\input{Chapters/Acknowledgements}

\chapter{Introduction}
\pagenumbering{arabic}
\input{Chapters/1_intro}

\chapter{Concluding Summary}
\input{Chapters/8_summary}

\pagenumbering{roman}
\setcounter{page}{8}

\printbibliography

\end{document}

• Does a \clearpage before \pagenumbering{roman}\setcounter{page}{8} help? (Is it really necessary to set the page number explicitly?)
– user31729
Apr 18, 2016 at 9:22
• It does - amazing, thank you! It is necessary because the Count otheriwse starts at (i) again, I want it to be continous. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:23
• See my 'solution' -- By the way, your example isn't compilable -- it misses the \usepackage{biblatex} statement
– user31729
Apr 18, 2016 at 9:32
• Thanks for the corrections - I'm still a beginner so happy about any Feedback. Apr 18, 2016 at 9:45
• No worries -- We are prepared to lure users to the Dark Side ;-)
– user31729
Apr 18, 2016 at 9:45

page numbering problems can be solved in almost any case with a preceeding \clearpage.

In addition, \pagenumbering{...} always resets the page counter. If the page counting should be done continously, rather use \renewcommand{\thepage}{\roman{page}}.

\documentclass[11pt,oneside]{report}
\usepackage{biblatex}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}

\pagenumbering{roman}
\chapter*{Acknowledgements}
\blindtext[4]

\chapter{Introduction}
\pagenumbering{arabic}
We all love \cite{Lam94}!

\blindtext[4]

\chapter{Concluding Summary}
%\input{Chapters/8_summary}
\blindtext[6]
\clearpage
\renewcommand{\thepage}{\roman{page}}
%\pagenumbering{roman}
%\setcounter{page}{8}

\printbibliography

\end{document}


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