I am facing the same problem. I need to place the page number in the table header.
My render option is using BIRT API using a java program, i am generating PDF. The page number is always displayed as 1 in each page if I keep this text field in header.
I tried to place this page number in the detail section, then the page number is displayed correctly. However for each row the page number is displayed which I am not intend to do that. So please help me.
I am using page number using the following in the text field with the output type set as html.