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Office 2007-Word-Footers and Page #'s

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by dolander, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. dolander

    dolander Thread Starter

    Sep 26, 2011
    Trying to put a footer and a page number in a document in Word 2007 and can't get them both to stay in the document. Can have one or the other-what am I doing wrong?
  2. md2lgyk


    Jul 3, 2003
    I'm not following. Headers and footers don't go away. They are always there even if there's nothing in them. If you insert page number field then it should display. It will also "stay in the document" unless you remove it.

    Is your problem perhaps that the page number displays on, say, the first page but not others? If that is the case, you need to go into Page Layout and change the settings for Headers and Footers.
  3. Stacers


    May 8, 2009
    This might be happening if you are using the menu options to first insert a page number and then you are going back to the menu and inserting a footer. It would replace the number that you added with a preset footer. Trying to add a number again would replace the footer with the page number.

    If you want to use the preset footers, try first inserting that. Then, put your cursor where you would like a page number to appear in the footer. Click on the 'Page Number' button on the ribbon, but don't choose from the 'Bottom of Page' options. Instead, go to 'Current Position' and choose 'Plain Number'. This will add in the page number without replacing your entire footer.

    I hope this helps!
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