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Chris347

I am trying to number a document with the first page (no footer) second page
begins "i" and then the third page begins at 1 and so on....

All section breaks are correct and in the footer view the numbering on page
3 of the document begins at 1. When you close Header/footer toolbar the
numbering changes to 2 instead of 1. I cannot figure this out! when you click
back in the footer the number changes back to 1 like its suppost to be.
Please help!!
 
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Peter T. Daniels

Word won't let you put an odd number on a left-hand page. You could
disable all the choices in Page Setup that call for different left and
right pages in that Section, and use Different First Page to turn off
the page number on the first page.
 
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Greg Maxey

Word won't let you put an odd number on a left-hand page.

Yes it will. { = {Page} + 1}


Word won't let you put an odd number on a left-hand page. You could
disable all the choices in Page Setup that call for different left and
right pages in that Section, and use Different First Page to turn off
the page number on the first page.

--
Greg Maxey

See my web site http://gregmaxey.mvps.org
for an eclectic collection of Word Tips.

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the
strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them
better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is
marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly...who knows
the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a
worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high
achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while
daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and
timid souls who have never known neither victory nor defeat." - TR
 
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Stefan Blom

Apparently, you and Peter are referring to different things here: true page
numbers (displayed by PAGE fields) versus calculated page numbers (displayed
by formula fields).
 
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Greg Maxey

Stefan,

No. I am simply trying to reopen a door that Peter closed. What Peter says
can't be done can be done. To each his own, but personally I wish Peter
would go away. Since he won't then I wish he would stick to topics within
his very limited range of expertise. Since he rarely doesn that, I wish he
would try to be correct when he does venture outside that range and quit
stating things as fact when they aren't.

Stefan said:
Apparently, you and Peter are referring to different things here:
true page numbers (displayed by PAGE fields) versus calculated page
numbers (displayed by formula fields).

--
Greg Maxey

See my web site http://gregmaxey.mvps.org
for an eclectic collection of Word Tips.

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the
strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them
better. The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is
marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly...who knows
the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself in a
worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high
achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while
daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and
timid souls who have never known neither victory nor defeat." - TR
 
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Gertrude

You have not really answered Chris's question. We have had a similar issue.
We are trying to use a numbering style on the first page of a document and
subsequent pages "Page 1 of XX". When we select the numbering style it looks
fine. When we close the document and reopen it instead of the first page
being "page 1 of 10" it is "Page 1 of 1" but all the subsequent pages are
"page 1 of 10". The only way I could fix it was to manually type in the 10
 
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Stefan Blom

In "Page X of Y" the Y part is a NUMPAGES field. Did you make sure that the
first page header (or footer) actually contained such a field? Try
(re-)inserting the field.

Note that you can show/hide all field codes by pressing Alt+F9.
 
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Gertrude

I just want to clarify that the subsequent pages are number correctly, Page 2
of 10, Page 3 of 10, etc.
 
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Gertrude

Thank you for responding. Yes I checked and the fields are correct. It is
really strange, when I open the Footer, the page number is correct -- Page 1
of 10 - but when I save and close the document and then open it again the
first page reads page 1 of 1 - without the footer being open. I think there
is a bug. I reviewed the information here
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/PageXofY.htm and if I wanted to print the
document these instructions work, but for the online version, I have to
manually type in "10" on the first page. So I think that is the solution I
will need to use. Unless you can come up with something else.
 
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Stefan Blom

This is strange. But I think your analysis is correct: it's probably the old
Page X of Y bug that has surfaced. Sorry, I have no more suggestions than
the ones you have already read in the article.
 

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