Making Page Numbers as Words Instead of Numbers
Recently, I came upon a script that is so awesome that I have to share it with you. The question came up:
Is it possible set up automated page numbering where the numbers are actually formatted as words instead of numbers? e.g. ‘Four’ instead of ‘4’
Most of us would simply reply, “No.” But Theunis de Jong (a.k.a. Jongware) took on the challenge and decided to write a script that could do this.
The script works like this: You type a # symbol in a text frame on your master page (that’s a normal # symbol, not a special character):
Then, go back to your document pages and double-click the script in the Scripts panel.
The script quickly overrides those master page items and changes the # to an actual number, based on the “real” page number. (It only acts on the # symbol when it’s from the master page; it won’t mess up the # symbol when used normally on document pages.) For example, if your document starts on page “1” then it would end up looking like this:
I have tried this with documents starting on any number (even over a thousand) and it converts to “word numbers” properly. Even better, if your document page numbers later change, you can run the script again and it updates the page numbers!