I'm using a standard Latex book shell to typeset a book. Does anyone know how to format page numbering as follows:

  1. for preliminary pages, e.g. title page, contents, preface, etc., put page number at the bottom-center;
  2. for mainmatter, put page number at the top-right.

I tried the follows


However, they also move the page numbers of preliminary pages to top right which are not desired.

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You can define two page styles; one for the preliminary pages and the other one for the mainmatter. Inside your document you can select the desired style using \pagestyle. A little example in which I named the two styles preliminary and mainmatter:







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