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Word Page Numbering HELP!!!

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  1. MaryKay

    MaryKay Thread Starter

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    I have a document with several sections. The first 2 pages are not numbered. The TOC is numbered Page i, Page ii, Page iii, etc. Then in the next section I would like Page 1 of (number of pages remaining in document. So the whole document is 80 pages, but I want the footer to include Page 1 of 77. On other thing to note is that I have "Even/Odd" footers, too.

    I have tried the formula with the Cntr F9, but that gives me a syntax error.

    Here is the formula that I have tried.

    {={NUMPAGES}-6}

    I have also tried to just use QuickParts SectionPages, but that only adds up the pages in a section. I want all the sections to add up with the exception of the first 2.

    Can you help?

    MK
     
  2. Pedro15

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    If you want to do it manually.
    View/Header and Footer and select where you want numbers to appear.

    From the drop down box change "Insert auto Text" to "Page x of Y"

    This is what I do in 2003.

    Pedro
     
  3. tetd

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    Sorry to hijack your thread MaryKay, but I am also struggling with page numbering.

    i would like my word document to have the page number something like

    -, i,ii,iii...x., 1,2,3...100,101,130,160.

    The first page (title page) would have no number and so the Roman numerals would start for the 2nd page.

    If i was to do it by manually typing in the footer, how do I set the word document so that each footer (not header) is separate?
     
  4. MaryKay

    MaryKay Thread Starter

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    Hi Pedro,

    Thanks for the reply, but that does not work because Word calulates the page numbers in total and not from the page that is actually page 6 in the document. My first 6 pages are numbered differently and the first page does not have a number. So I want to start Page 1 of (remaining pages) on the actual page 6 of the document. I've tried the formula ={NUMPAGES}-6 and = # - 6 using the Control F9 feature, but I always get a Syntax error.

    Looks like Tetd is also having the same issue.

    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    Thanks,
    MaryKay
     
  5. tetd

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    I have got a little further, I am using Word 2010. Which allows me to put in section breaks between the different sections and then start the new section at a number and format of my chasing.

    This has allowed me to have I, II,III...XII, then 1-130, then 131, then 161, then 191. So that is all sorted.

    Just a few little problems to iron out then that should be it.
     
  6. WendyM

    WendyM Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi MaryKay, welcome to TSG.

    Your formula looks correct, so my best guess is that you're typing in at least one set of the brackets into the field code, which won't work. If you haven't already, try typing in this order:

    Ctrl+F9
    =
    Ctrl+F9
    NUMPAGES
    use your arrow key to get outside of the NUMPAGES closing bracket
    -6

    Alt+F9 to toggle away from the field codes. It should look the same as what you've been typing, but hopefully works now. Any luck?
     
  7. MaryKay

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    Worked like a charm! Thanks!
     
  8. WendyM

    WendyM Retired Trusted Advisor

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    No problem, glad it worked. (y) You can mark this thread as solved using the button at the top of the thread.
     
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