Sheet index numbering

I am new to Layout 2023 and I have pulled in the Sheet Index from the scrapbook, I like that it grabbed the pages from the list. but i am confused on how to add more pages beyond page 15. i copied the text from above and that just created the same thing. I tried the Renumber in the document set up and it comes up with a number like 122 for that newly added line.

how do you add more sheets and have them show up in the index?

Edit the text in the cell and change it from 15 to 16.

Do the same for the PageName column.

shouldn’t that do it automatically as i add more pages?

It would be nice but no.

Then I’m missing how to add more sheets to this list and have them show up on the sheet index automatically.

If you are going to regularly have more sheets than the table is currently set up to handle, edit the scrapbook to add as many pages as you want.

As I told you, edit the text boxes after you copy them and change the number. Do it for the Sheet number as I showed and for the PageName as I indicated before.

By the way, consider the templates and scrapbook objects as starting points. Customize them to suit your needs or create new ones.

Here I’ve opened the TB-Contemporary scrapbook for editing, went to the Sheet Index page and edited the table to add three more rows and edited the text boxes. In order to allow the additional rows to show complete in the scrapbook I also modified the paper size in Document Setup>Paper.

Then I saved my edits and the table now shows the additonal three lines. It’ll always come in set up for 18 sheets, now.
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If you are editing the scrapbook, set the font to the one you use for your template. Adjust the font size to suit the size of paper you’re using.

Here I’ve changed the font on the page and turned off the grid lines.

Got it!
The part I was missing is you have to open it in scrapbook and modify it there, then insert the new one from scrapbook. I was bringing in to my file and modifying it there.

You don’t have to edit the scrapbook to modify the table. If it’s a one-off modification, do it in your project file. This goes the other way, too. If you had a project with only 5 sheets, you can edit the table to delete rows, too. Or if you have something you want to put into an additional column, add the column. You can customize the table to suit the individual project.

Edit the scrapbook or create new scrapbooks to suit your needs. If every project you’ll do has 20 sheets, make a table with 20 rows. And make a template with 20 sheets. If those sheets are going to get standard names, add those PageNames to your template. Set up all of the content that is common to your projects in advance so you aren’t spending time doing that stuff for every project.


Is there a way to ignore the cover page and start numbering to match the start page numbering on the page tab?

Off the top of my head…


Yes that works for the page numbering in the drawings set, but the sheet index is a stand alone table. its following the page setup and ignoring the # start.

I think maybe you are going to have to edit each <PageName(x)> under Sheet Name.


In the page set up the “#” starts the page numbering as sheet 1, the cover page is ignored in the count.
that is what I need to match. otherwise the numbering is off in my documents.

I can’t quite follow you…

In my example the # starts the page count at page number 1 on the page menu and in my drawings. It does not include anything above the # (Page 2 starts the count at number 1 in the drawings).

But the sheet index is using the ALL the pages from the Pages window and starts the count for page 1 and include all the pages no matter what I’ve set the starting number (#) in the document setup, I would like the sheet index to match the count start the same as the Document setup if that is possible.

I think I just answered my own question.
Changing the “PageNumber” for 01 to start at 2 and the same for all the other pages that follows