Word fancy page numberng

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rdaugherty

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Is there a work-around for this MS Word quirk?

If you number the pages in a document such that the first 3 pages, for example, are in lower case roman numerals. Then you restart the numbering on the 4th page so that it begins at 1 (one).

Let's say the document has a total of 23 pages; the first 3 in the intro part followed by 20. The last page autonumbers to 20.

If you then insert a Page X of Y, the page numbers show Page 8 of 23 instead of Page 8 of 20. In legal documents, it needs to show "of 20" and not "of 23."

Any way around this?

Maybe a formula or something subtracting a specific number from the Total Number of Pages?
 
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haven't had to do that in a long time, here's a workaround tho:

move the intro, notes, index, reference pages - whatever you DON"T want counted - to another doc

then the main doc will only count the ones you want per your example
 
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>> Any way around this?

Try this. Insert a section break after the first 3 pages. Then in e.g. the footer for page 4 (1st page of 2nd section ; NB - "same as previous" must be off), insert the page number from Header & Footer toolbar. Highlight this and "Format Page Number" to start at 1. Then type " of " (no quotes). Then choose Field from the Insert menu. Choose Numbering, then Section Pages.

HTH,
Andy
 

rdaugherty

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EXCELLENT! This works as long as the remainder of the document has no section breaks, which in my case it did.

Thank you.
 
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