Page numbers for front matter??

I’ve been scratching my head trying to figure this out for yonks.

The front matter needs pages numbered in roman numerals, but it needs to start 8 sheets in.

I can’t get it to work; I can either get the roman numeral from the start or normal numbers from 8 pages in (but the latter defeats the object as they continue into the main body).

I’m probably being a bit blond - but need to submit this document tomorrow and already spend far too long going in circles.

All it would need in theory is an option that says something along the line “front matter header and footer starts after [x… pages]”

I know this is late, but just in case anyone else is looking for it… There’s no way currently to get that granular. I agree that an option to choose where front matter page numbering starts would be helpful since most FM includes a title page and others that shouldn’t be numbered. Another option would be for them to move the header/footer settings to the section layout level for full granularity.