# page numbering

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#### FL

I am typing a report and I need the cover page to have no number at the
bottom with the page after the cover being page i. I have checked different
first page and done the numbering to reflect the format that I need, but no
matter what I do that second page always starts as ii. instead of the i.
that I need. I tried to change it manually but that just changes all of the
footers on every page, I tried changing the start at to a blank or zero but
it will not allow me to do so. Is there anyway to get the cover page to be
totally disregarded in the numbering and to allow my second page to start as
i.?

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#### Doug Robbins - Word MVP

Using the Format Page number dialog, set the page numbering to start at 0
then if you have the { Page } field in the primary header and not in the
first page header, the numbering on the second page will start at 1 or i if
you have that format set for it.

You can definitely do this in Word 2007. If you really cannot set the page
numbering to start at 0, then you can insert a Section Break between the
first and second pages and set the numbering to start from 1 in the second
Section (you probably then will not need the different first page option.

following field construction

{ = { PAGE } - 1 }

using Ctrl+F9 for each pair of field delimiters {} and Alt+F9 to toggle off
their display.

If the only reason for the Different First page Header is to prevent the
page number from appearing, then you can dispense with it and use

{ IF { PAGE } > 1 { = { PAGE } - 1 } }
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Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

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#### Peter T. Daniels

If you were using 1, 2, 3 instead of i, ii, iii, then you could simply
start at 0. Instead, you'll have to insert a Section Break New Page,
and Restart Page Numbering in the second section.

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#### Doug Robbins - Word MVP

If you manually add the \* roman switch to the { PAGE } field, then you can
format the page numbers to start at 0 and nothing will appear on the first
page. I guess that zero was not something that the Romans counted on.

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Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
If you were using 1, 2, 3 instead of i, ii, iii, then you could simply
start at 0. Instead, you'll have to insert a Section Break New Page,
and Restart Page Numbering in the second section.

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#### FL

I can't say I sit on here looking at all the posts.....but thanks for the help!

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#### Tom Willett

All you have to do is search them.

:I can't say I sit on here looking at all the posts.....but thanks for the
help!
:
: "Peter T. Daniels" wrote:
:
: >
: > On Jul 22, 4:22 am, "Doug Robbins - Word MVP"
: > > If you manually add the \* roman switch to the { PAGE } field, then
you can
: > > format the page numbers to start at 0 and nothing will appear on the
first
: > > page. I guess that zero was not something that the Romans counted on.
: > >
: > > --
: > > Hope this helps.
: > >
: > > Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
: > > services on a paid consulting basis.
: > >
: > > Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com
message: > > If you were using 1, 2, 3 instead of i, ii, iii, then you could simply
: > > start at 0. Instead, you'll have to insert a Section Break New Page,
: > > and Restart Page Numbering in the second section.
: > >
: > >
: > >
: > >
: > > > I am typing a report and I need the cover page to have no number at
the
: > > > bottom with the page after the cover being page i. I have checked
: > > > different
: > > > first page and done the numbering to reflect the format that I need,
but
: > > > no
: > > > matter what I do that second page always starts as ii. instead of
the i..
: > > > that I need. I tried to change it manually but that just changes all
of
: > > > the
: > > > footers on every page, I tried changing the start at to a blank or
zero
: > > > but
: > > > it will not allow me to do so. Is there anyway to get the cover page
to be
: > > > totally disregarded in the numbering and to allow my second page to
start
: > > > as
: > > > i.?-
: >

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#### FL

It's much easier to type a new question rather than search a ton of posts for
my specific issue...I thought that is what this forum was for??

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#### Peter T. Daniels

I was asking Doug why he didn't mention the way to have a zero along
with roman numerals when this same question came up recently.

You don't need to "search a ton of posts" -- I view this newsgroup in
google groups and the "Search this group" button does a very good job