I have a seven page long paper which will be assembled with other papers. I know that the first page of my paper will be page 68 in the assembled work. What can i do to tell LaTeX to start counting from 68?

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    Welcome to TeX.SE! I'm not sure if this question necessarily has anything to do with the fancyhdr package, as the mechanism for specifying the page number is independent – cmhughes Dec 18 '12 at 17:16
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    This question doesn't seem to be about headers or footers, but rather about page numbering. – Seamus Dec 18 '12 at 17:22

you can usually set the desired page number by \setcounter{page}{68}.

there are some commands, e.g. \chapter, that may result in an increased page number (see below); in such a case, you should set the value to one less than what you want to start with.

also, be aware that \chapter will, by definition, start on an odd-numbered page, and this may result in the page number being increased. your span starts with an even-numbered page. if that is a problem, ask for more help.

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You can use


although if you're creating a 'chapter-like' file, then you probably want \includeonly as detailed in How to create individual chapter PDFs

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  • Aah, you beat me to the answer by about 10 seconds! I'll go ahead and delete mine and upvote yours. – Mico Dec 18 '12 at 17:16
  • @Mico you're very kind :) I'll find another of your answers to give you +1 – cmhughes Dec 18 '12 at 17:16

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