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Paginate the front matter of NREL reports with lowercase Roman numerals, up through the lists of figures and tables. The title page is usually page "i," although that number isn't printed on the page. Paginate the main body of your report with Arabic numerals. You may insert a blank page before Page 1 to make sure it will be a right-hand (odd-numbered) page, but don't insert blank pages after that. All subsequent sections can begin on the left or on the right, as they fall. Center the page numbers on each page.

If you include appendices at the end, you may continue to paginate them sequentially with numerals or use A-1, A-2, A-3, B-1, B-2, and so on, for the page numbers.