Include page numbers in Roman

I am new to LaTeX. I am finding difficulty in display the page numbers in Roman numbers for VTU Certificate, certificate, declaration, acknowledgements, abbreviations, list of figures, list of tables.

I have given the sample tex code for the reference

\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{epsfig}
\usepackage{enumerate}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsthm}
\usepackage{amscd}

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper,extreport]

\begin{document}

\renewcommand\baselinestretch{1.2}
\baselineskip=18pt plus2pt

%\cleardoublepage
%\thispagestyle{plain}

\pagenumbering{roman}

\begin{romanpages}

\thispagestyle{empty}

\include{VTU_Certificate/vtu_certificate}

\newpage
\include{Certificate_from_the_Guide/certificate}

\include{Declaration/declaration} %Decalaration page

%   \newpage %use for acknowledgment
%\cleardoublepage

\include{Acknowledgement/acknowledgement} %acknowledgement page
\normalsize{\tableofcontents} %list contents

\thispagestyle{empty}
\pagestyle{empty}
\include{Abbreviations/abbreviations} %acknowledgement page

\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Figures} %insert in contents
\normalsize{\listoffigures} %list of figures
%\cleardoublepage

\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Tables}  %insert in contents
\normalsize{\listoftables} %list of tables
%\cleardoublepage

\end{romanpages} %end roman page numbering

• What document class are you using? – egreg Oct 30 '18 at 15:36
• this is my document class \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,extreport] – Abdul Azeez Oct 30 '18 at 15:42

I am going to assume that the missing \include files contain \chapter*.

Every \chapter or \chapter* issues a \clearpage (or \cleardoublepage) and a \thispagestyle{plain}. \pagenumberingand \addcontentsline should go after the \clearpage. Fortunately, adding an extra \clearpage doesn't add an extra page. \thispagestyle{empty} should go after \chapter* but before the end of the first page.

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{extreport}
\usepackage{multirow}
\usepackage{epsfig}
\usepackage{enumerate}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsthm}
\usepackage{amscd}
\usepackage{lipsum}% MWE only

\begin{document}

\renewcommand\baselinestretch{1.2}
\baselineskip=18pt plus2pt

%\begin{romanpages}

\chapter*{VTU Certificate}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\pagenumbering{roman}
%\include{VTU_Certificate/vtu_certificate}

\clearpage
\chapter*{Certificate from the Guide}
%\include{Certificate_from_the_Guide/certificate}

\clearpage
\chapter*{Declaration}
%\include{Declaration/declaration} %Decalaration page

\clearpage
\normalsize{\tableofcontents} %list contents

\clearpage
\chapter*{Abbreviations}
%\include{Abbreviations/abbreviations} %acknowledgement page

\clearpage
\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Figures} %insert in contents
\normalsize{\listoffigures}% list of figures

\clearpage
\addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Tables}  %insert in contents
\normalsize{\listoftables}% list of tables

\clearpage
\pagenumbering{arabic}
\chapter{First chapter}

\lipsum[1-6]
\end{document}

• when i try to exectue the code i am getting footers which i have defined in the tex code. i dont want to have any footers except the page numbers should be displayed by using roman numbers. – Abdul Azeez Nov 6 '18 at 8:45
• i have used fancy header package for using header and footers. i want the page number to be displayed in roman only . i dont want the any other header and footer to be displayed. kindly help – Abdul Azeez Nov 6 '18 at 11:15
• The footers, headers, \pageref and the TOC all use \thepage. You could use \arabic{page} with fancyhdr, but don't do it! – John Kormylo Nov 6 '18 at 15:10
• is there any way to include roman page numbers in the center of the footer without using \chapter command in latex. i am not able to get the contents of VTU Certificate . it is a blank page . kindly help me . Thank you in advance – Abdul Azeez Dec 4 '18 at 17:57
• At the moment I can't use MiKTeX at all. – John Kormylo Dec 5 '18 at 21:35