Numbering Pages in an ABBYY FineReader Document

All pages in a document are numbered. Page numbers are displayed in the Pages window next to the page thumbnails.

To renumber pages:

  1. In the Pages window, select one or multiple pages.
  2. On the shortcut menu of the Pages window, click Renumber Pages….
  3. In the Renumber Pages dialog box, choose one of the following:
    • Renumber pages (cannot be undone)
      This changes all page numbers successively, starting with the selected page.
    • Restore original page numbers after duplex scanning
      This restores the initial numbering of the source document, if you used the feeder to scan first all the odd pages and then all the even ones. ABBYY FineReader allows you to restore the original page numbers after scanning in duplex mode. You can choose between the normal and the reverse order for even pages.

      Important! A minimum of 3 pages with successive numbers must be allotted for this operation.

    • Swap book pages
      This option is useful if you scan a book written in a left-to-right script and split the facing pages, but fail to specify the correct language. 

      Important! A minimum of 2 pages with successive numbers must be allotted for this operation, including at least 2 facing pages.

    Note: To cancel this operation, select Undo last operation.
  4. Click OK.

The order of the pages in the Pages window will change to reflect the new numbering.


  1. To change the number of one page, click its number in the Pages window and enter the new number in the field.
  2. In Thumbnails mode, you can change page numbering simply by dragging selected pages to the desired place in the document.