# [NTG-context] Page numbering in latest beta

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Mar 30 20:06:43 CEST 2012

```On 30-3-2012 18:41, Steffen Fritzsche wrote:
> Hi Hans,
>
> I just ran my update script again, the issue still exists. Last update before was this morning around 10 a.m. CEST.

>>> Any ideas or suggestions?

The old numbering code had a side effect. Every time one changes
settings the state of the counters needs to be synchronized and in fact
a reset happened. Now, normally this is no big deal, as one sets up
things at the beginning of a document. However, when mid document one
wants to change the style, this reset becomes annoying. (The linenote
bug reported a few days ago was a side effect of this.)

So, now we don't reset any longer unless the 'start' key's value
differs. As a consequence one needs to be explicit in some cases, like
yours. By default, we number per text (we could change that if needed)
but in the past the \setupuserpagenumber triggers a synchronization of
the counter and therefore reset the number, so that obscured the fact.
Now, you just need to set the 'way':

\starttext

\setupuserpagenumber[way=byblock] % can be default .... yes/no?

\setuppagenumbering [alternative=doublesided, partnumber=no, location=,
style={\ss\bold}]

\startsectionblockenvironment[frontpart]
\setupuserpagenumber[numberconversion=romannumerals]
\stopsectionblockenvironment

\startsectionblockenvironment[bodypart]
\setuppagenumber[number=1]
\stopsectionblockenvironment

\startsectionblockenvironment[backpart]
\setupuserpagenumber[numberconversion=numbers]
\stopsectionblockenvironment

\startsectionblockenvironment[appendix]
\setupuserpagenumber[numberconversion=numbers]
\stopsectionblockenvironment

\startfrontmatter test \stopfrontmatter
\startbodymatter  test \stopbodymatter
\startappendices  test \stopappendices
\startbackmatter  test \stopbackmatter

\stoptext

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