# Continue previous page numbering (Roman/Arabic) with two independent counters?

Assumed I want to write a document with abstract, acknowledgements, three chapters, two appendices and a statutory declaration.

Hereby...

• Abstract and acknowledgement should be numbered in Roman format
• Chapters 1 - 3 should be numbered in Arabic format
• Appendices should be numbered in Roman format
• Statutory declaration should be numbered in Arabic format

Minimum Working Example (MWE):

\documentclass[oneside]{scrbook}
\usepackage{appendix}

\newcounter{savepage}

\begin{document}

\cleardoublepage
\pagenumbering{Roman}

\chapter{Abstract}%                     Roman numbering
\chapter{Acknowledgements}%             Roman numbering

\cleardoublepage
\setcounter{savepage}{\arabic{page}}
\pagenumbering{arabic}

\chapter{The first chapter}%            Arabic numbering
\chapter{The second chapter}%           Arabic numbering
\chapter{The third chapter}%            Arabic numbering

\cleardoublepage
\pagenumbering{Roman}
\setcounter{page}{\thesavepage}

\begin{appendices}
\chapter{The first appendix}%       Roman numbering
\chapter{The second appendix}%      Roman numbering
\end{appendices}

\cleardoublepage
\pagenumbering{arabic}

\chapter{Statutory declaration}%        Arabic numbering

\end{document}


The MWE above is working fine with regard to numbering style. However, this approach is resetting the page counter of statutory declaration to page no. 1 (although it should be page no. 4).

How can I introduce a second \setcounter command that will continue the Arabic numbering for the statutory declaration?

• you don't need a new counter just use \renewcommand\thepage{\arabic{page} instead of \pagenumbering which just does that but also sets the counter to 1, which you do not need. – David Carlisle Sep 30 '18 at 22:24
• @DavidCarlisle: Thanks a lot for your kind help! Unfortunately I do not understand where to put your code - could you maybe post a MWE please? – Dave Sep 30 '18 at 22:27
• Please, check your question. The body says one thing, the example code comments say another. – egreg Oct 1 '18 at 6:45
• @DavidCarlisle: Oh, I am sorry for that! I just recompiled the code again by myself and everything works fine - why this isn't a working MWE? – Dave Oct 1 '18 at 7:10
• @Dave sorry I was clearly tired, I deleted that comment:-) – David Carlisle Oct 1 '18 at 7:53

That is a confusing numbering scheme ...

\documentclass[oneside]{scrbook}
\usepackage{appendix}

\newcounter{savepageRoman}
\newcounter{savepagearabic}

\begin{document}
\cleardoublepage
\pagenumbering{Roman}

\chapter{Abstract}%                     Roman numbering
\chapter{Acknowledgements}%             Roman numbering

\cleardoublepage
\setcounter{savepageRoman}{\value{page}}
\pagenumbering{arabic}

\chapter{The first chapter}%            Arabic numbering
\chapter{The second chapter}%           Arabic numbering
\chapter{The third chapter}%            Arabic numbering

\cleardoublepage
\setcounter{savepagearabic}{\value{page}}
\pagenumbering{Roman}
\setcounter{page}{\value{savepageRoman}}

\begin{appendices}
\chapter{The first appendix}%       Roman numbering
\chapter{The second appendix}%      Roman numbering
\end{appendices}

\cleardoublepage
\pagenumbering{arabic}
\setcounter{page}{\value{savepagearabic}}

\chapter{Statutory declaration}%        Arabic numbering
\end{document}


I would suggest to use \frontmatter, \mainmatter, \backmatter and \appendix:

\documentclass[oneside]{scrbook}
\begin{document}
\frontmatter
%\pagenumbering{Roman}% <- pagenumbers Roman instead roman
\chapter{Abstract}
\chapter{Acknowledgements}
\tableofcontents

\mainmatter
\chapter{The first chapter}
\chapter{The second chapter}
\chapter{The third chapter}

\appendix
\chapter{The first appendix}
\chapter{The second appendix}

\backmatter
\chapter{Statutory declaration}
\end{document}

• "That is a confusing numbering scheme ..." - You think this is uncommon and should better be avoided? – Dave Oct 1 '18 at 7:11
• @dave Yes, very uncommon. These days, you don't even need one different numbering scheme as pagination isn't done by hand anymore. – Johannes_B Oct 1 '18 at 7:24
• Yes, I would avoid this. Maybe you can use \frontmatter, \mainmatter, \backmatter and \appendix to structure your document. – esdd Oct 1 '18 at 8:14