Word WORD 2010 Field Code for Dual Numbering

Oct 16, 2012
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I have a Microsoft WORD 2010 document that has 4 sections. I went to the end of each section to insert a named bookmark so that I can have a page numbering system in the Header of each section in the format X of Y.

For example in Section 1, I have 10 pages, so the first page in that section has 1 of 10 in the Header. I formatted the numbering in the Header of each section, so this part of it is fine.

Now I want to have regular page numbering for each page in the document in the Footer of each page. In Section 2 of the Footer I want to add the first 10 pages of the first Section so that the page numbering can continue. I have tried to use the following Field Code with no success: { ={PAGE} + {PAGEREF Sec1} \* Arabic \*MERGEFORMAT }

I get a !Syntax Error, {

Sec1 is the bookmark that I inserted at the end of Section 1. This field code should give me Page 11 on the first page of Section 2.

I have played around with the brackets but nothing seems to work. Could someone help me with this please?


Mar 20, 2012
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Is it just the code for the total number of pages that you're looking for? If memory serves correctly, to get the total number of pages in a document, independent of the section, you would use the field { PAGES}.
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