Page Numbers in Word 2003


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Guest

I have a document that is 10 pages. The first page will be my title/cover
page; I do not want page numbering to be included on this page since it's the
title page, so I go into File ==> Page Setup ==> Layout tab and check off the
"Different First Page" checkbox. Hope this part doesn't sound too confusing,
but I want the second page of the document (page following the title/cover
page) to start as "Page 1 of 9". I inserted a "Next Page" section break
between the title/cover page and the second page of the document. I clicked
on the "Same as previous" icon in the header/footer toolbar and I clicked on
the "Format Page Number" icon on the header/footer toolbar and set the
numbering to start at "1". When I click the "Insert Page Number" icon on the
header/footer toolbar while I'm on the second page of the document , a "1" is
inserted which is exactly what I want. However, when I click on the "Insert
Number of Pages" icon a "10" is inserted because it's including the
title/cover page in the count. This is how I want my footer to appear in my
document: Page 1 of 9, Page 2 of 9, Page 3 of 9, etc. and not Page 1 of 10,
Page 2 of 10, etc. Does anyone know how to set up the headers and footers
this way? Thanks.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Alt+F9 to display field codes and change NumPages to SectionPages. Note,
however, that if you already have a section break and have unlinked the
sections, you don't need "Different first page" in Section 1; in fact, if
it's enabled in Section 2, it will double your work because you'll have to
insert the page number in the First Page Footer as well as the Footer.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Guest

A million "thank yous" Suzanne!!! I've been racking my brains for the last
couple of months trying to figure this out.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Glad I could help. For your general education, you might want to look at
these articles:

Making the most of headers and footers
http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/HeaderFooter.htm

How to control the page numbering in a Word document
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Numbering/PageNumbering.htm

How to set up a document with front matter numbered separately
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NumberingFrontMatter.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.
 

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