page X of X


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Guest

I need my page numbers to read "page 129 of 144" instead of "page 129 of
16." Is there a "last page number" field?
 
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Guest

Neither one of these work--both give me page 129 of 16--not 129 of 144.

deb
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

How many pages are there in the document? If there are only 16, you're not
going to get more. If you're artificially starting the page number at an
elevated number and want the "number of pages" to be the page number on the
last page, then insert a bookmark on the last page and use a PAGEREF field
(Insert | Reference | Cross-reference to Bookmark: Page number) as the Y in
your Page X of Y statement.

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

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Guest

Hi, I'm also having difficulty getting the Y correct in Page X of Y. My doc
has several sections because of some front-end pages and some landscape pages
within. I want to Y to exclude the first four front-end pages (TOC and
Foreword) but to include all pages in rest of doc. My first Roman numeral
page number starts on page 4 of the doc but I've set this to be page 1 in the
footer by means of a section break. So far so good. The last page of the doc
is really page 35 but I want it to show up as 31 in the Y of Page X of Y. I
can't use {SECTIONPAGE} for Y because of having different sections within the
doc. How can I change the Y to include all pages from page 4 on? I didn't
fully understand how Suzanne's Bookmark method works - if that's the answer
to my problem, could you explain how to do it step by step for me? Thanks
very much, Grainne
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

If there will always be exactly four pages excluded, then you can use { =
{ NUMPAGES } - 4 }. Note that the outside field braces must be inserted
using Ctrl+F9, but you can use the Insert Number of Pages button on the
Header and Footer toolbar to insert the NUMPAGES field.

If the number of pages to be excluded may vary, then the bookmark method is
better. Insert a bookmark (Insert | Bookmark) on the last page. Put it
somewhere that it will always be on the last page and will not be
inadvertently deleted. For example purposes, let's name it LastPage.

Then, for the Y in your Page X of Y, use { PAGEREF LastPage }. Again, note
that you must use Ctrl+F9 to insert the field braces. Alternatively, you can
use Insert | Reference | Cross-reference to "Page number" of "Bookmark."

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

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Guest

Thanks very much Suzanne - both methods worked a treat. Regards, Gráinne
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Glad I could help.

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

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all may benefit.
 

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