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Solved: MSWord 2003 - Page #'s Incorrect - Help

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  1. NCWilson

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    I have MSWord 2003. I have a document with four physical pages. When I click on a page, a bar on the bottom of the window (left corner) shows the page number and section. Something is wrong with the page numbers as follows:

    1st page – shows Page 1 – this is okay (this page has 4 section)
    2nd page – shows Page 20 – this should show page 2??? – 2 sections on this page
    3rd page – shows Page 19 – this should show page 3??? – 2 sections on this page
    4th page – shows Page 20 – this should show page 4??? – 2 sections on this page

    What is happening? How is this fixed?
     
  2. TulsaRose

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    Found this info in a previous Tech Support Guy
    topic. It may provide you with an answer.

    Please reply back here.

    Rosie
     
  3. NCWilson

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    Rosie, I had previously checked out the thread you referenced. It does not deal with my stated problem since is deals with inserting page numbering rather the the page/section indicator at the bottom left of the window.

    I eliminated the problem by starting a new document and then copying each original section (one at a time) to the new document. I checked the page/sections at the bottom of the window each time I inserted a section and updated the new document when the page/sections were correct. So, I now have a document which show pages 1-2-3-4 like it should be.

    BTW - I also tried selecting the entire original document (which has the page problem) and then copy/past it into a new document. This resulted in the new document having the same page problem (i.e. pages 1-20-19-20).

    This does not answer the reason for the original problem. But, it lets me move on with my work. I will now try inserting page numbers in the footers.
     
  4. TulsaRose

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    Glad you found a solution. I've never been real crazy about OO, having always used MS Word in the past. But, it's free so I can't complain. :)

    You can mark this thread Solved now by clicking on the button at the top, left-side of your original post.

    Rosie
     
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