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Layout total number

Anonymous
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I can't find a topic about the total number pages in a layout topic sense I gratudated high school, thought it would be quick to ask. I am working on a master template for my company and we want to have two different books for projects. One 11x17 and the other 24x36. Is there a way to have the total pages for the layout not add them all together? IE 11x17 has 10 pages and the 24x36 has the same 10 pages just well bigger and not have the total of pages 20.
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Barry Kelly
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There are two ways I can think of.

One is to have both set of layout pages in your template.
Once you start on a job and decide what size layout page you want simply delete the other.

The second is to use an 'Autotext reference'
Place a drawing on the last page of your layout set (or you can use an existing drawing).
I created a PDF file of some text that explains the process that I use and I place that as a drawing.
The advantage of this is that you move it to any page rather than using an existing drawing that you want on a specific page.
Select this drawing and right click to set it as an Autotext Reference.

To be continued...
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Barry Kelly
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Now you create your text and use the autotext option.
Choose "Reference for..... whatever your drawing was called" and then choose the "Layout Number Ref" to show the page that it is located on.

Now if you need to you can move this to any other layout page and your autotext will adjust to show that page number.

It is not really totalling the pages - just showing the page number it is located on.

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Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
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You are basically looking for number of Layouts in a Subset (without workarounds).
There were other topics and even a long-standing wish about this:

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?p=86434

Wish:

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=40402
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Anonymous
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Dear All,

let me try the insert autotext Barry suggests. That could well be it.