Section breaks and odd and even headers



I'm trying to set up the page numbering for a report for a document in
Word 2007.

The document consists
a)cover page
b)blank page
c)Table of contents starting on the third page, extending to the
fourth page..

I have selected the options different headers and footers for odd and
even pages in "Page Layout", but I assumed that by creating different
sections, the odd and even headers and footers in progressivley new
sections would be different than the odd and even headers from
previous sections.

Here's what's happening.
I cannot get the document to suppress page "2" in the front matter.
Before I add numbering to the Second section of my document, page "2"
in the front matter does not exist, however, when I add a page number
to the even footer of Section two, page "2" appears in the footer of
the front matter. Is there any way around this?.

I have created a section break between the front matter and body

I really need to suppress that page "2" in the front matter.
Any help would be appreciated.



Suzanne S. Barnhill

You need to unlink the headers and footers between sections as required. See for more. You might also
want to look at

Note, however, that you can get around the problem with page 2 as follows:

1. In Section 1, enable "Different first page." This will give you separate
First Page Header and First Page Footer, which you can leave blank.

2. Between the cover page and the TOC, insert an "Odd Page" section break.
This will result in a totally blank page 2 (back of the cover page), which
you will not even see on the screen, but it will "print" when you print the

3. The TOC will then start on page 3. By enabling "Different odd and even"
for Section 2, you can have different odd and even headers/footers that do
not need to be unlinked from Section 1 since there will not be any pages in
Section 1 that use the Odd or Even header/footer.

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

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