# How to increase the page number counter by a fixed number in latex [duplicate]

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Change starting page number

Good day all! I have two external pdf files I want to include as appendix in my report. The first file has 5 pages and the second has 7 pages. In order to make sure that my table of content reflect the appendices, I have include two appendices (Appendix A and B) in my latex file.

\begin{appendices}
\chapter{\label{app:appena}}
\section{Experiment 1}
\chapter{\label{app:appenb}}
\section{Experiment 2}
\end{appendices}


Now the last page of my work (without the appendices) is 32. Going by my method, Appendix A appears as page 33 and Appendix B appear as page 34 in table of content. How can I make the page number counter to increase by 5 so Appendix A appears as 33 and Appendix B appears as 38. Thanks in anticipation.

• Yeah! You're right. Questions are very similar but What I need is something like \setcounter{page}{lastpage + 5} So that my document is always complete even if the number of pages on my main document increases. I mean how do I specify the last page number in latex. – Fizzle Jan 27 '13 at 11:32
• Answer here tex.stackexchange.com/questions/45260/… – DGarside Jan 27 '13 at 11:40
• \clearpage\addtocounter{page}{5} – David Carlisle Jan 27 '13 at 11:44