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The Case of the Curious Commas Contest Answer and Winner

It’s time to reveal the solution—and the winner—for this month’s InDesignSecrets contest! 

Here’s the scenario: 

You a receive a layout file for a long document set up with facing pages. You open the Pages panel and see that several spreads have the page numbers separated by commas instead of dashes.

Why are some page numbers separated by commas?

Solution: The commas indicate section starts. You can use section starts to change the value or style of page numbering, or to add section markers to the pages.

And the winner of this contest is…

Mike Demaine

Mike wins 3 months access to videos of any 2 days of CreativePro Week 2017.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and be on the lookout for another contest with a new great prize next month!

Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and Author of LinkedIn Learning courses on InDesign, Illustrator, GIMP, Inkscape, and Adobe Dimension.
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