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Ben T
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
I am trying to renumber pages on a 100 page document. I did not create this
document. The page numbers are not sequential. Can anyone help me figure
this out. I'm at my wits end. I think that section assignments might be
theproblem?? Thanks anyone.
Ben

Jay Freedman
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
Ben T wrote:
> I am trying to renumber pages on a 100 page document. I did not
> create this document. The page numbers are not sequential. Can anyone
> help me figure this out. I'm at my wits end. I think that section
> assignments might be theproblem?? Thanks anyone.
> Ben

Hi Ben,

You're right about the sections.

First let's get all the page numbers to run consecutively from start to
finish. Then if you want something different, at least you know what you're
starting from.

Open the document in Print Layout view. Put the cursor at the beginning of
the text on the first page and click View > Header and Footer. Besides
popping you into the Header pane, that will display the Header/Footer
toolbar.

On the toolbar, the third icon from the left shows the tooltip "Format Page
Number". Click it to open its dialog. Near the bottom of the dialog are two
option buttons, "Continue from previous section" and "Start at". Since
you're currently looking at Section 1, it doesn't make much sense to
continue from a nonexistent "previous" section, but that option should be
selected. Click OK.

On the toolbar, just to the left of the Close button, is one that says "Show
Next". Click that (maybe more than once, depending on whether first-page or
even-odd headers exist) until you're in Section 2. Click the "Format Page
Number" button, make sure the "Continue from previous section" option is
selected, and click OK. Repeat this step until you have reset or verified
every section in the document, and they're all continuous. Finally, click
the Close button to return to the document body.

If you do want some special numbering, see these articles:

http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NumberingFrontMatter.htm
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Numbering/PageNumbering.htm

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org

Ben T
07-10-2005, 12:02 AM
Jay,
What can I say. "Thank you, Thank you, Thank you". It solved a big problem
for me. The only sad note is that I wasn't able to figure it out by myself.
Have a good week.
Ben


"Jay Freedman" <jay.freedman@verizon.net> wrote in message
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> Ben T wrote:
>> I am trying to renumber pages on a 100 page document. I did not
>> create this document. The page numbers are not sequential. Can anyone
>> help me figure this out. I'm at my wits end. I think that section
>> assignments might be theproblem?? Thanks anyone.
>> Ben
>
> Hi Ben,
>
> You're right about the sections.
>
> First let's get all the page numbers to run consecutively from start to
> finish. Then if you want something different, at least you know what
> you're
> starting from.
>
> Open the document in Print Layout view. Put the cursor at the beginning of
> the text on the first page and click View > Header and Footer. Besides
> popping you into the Header pane, that will display the Header/Footer
> toolbar.
>
> On the toolbar, the third icon from the left shows the tooltip "Format
> Page
> Number". Click it to open its dialog. Near the bottom of the dialog are
> two
> option buttons, "Continue from previous section" and "Start at". Since
> you're currently looking at Section 1, it doesn't make much sense to
> continue from a nonexistent "previous" section, but that option should be
> selected. Click OK.
>
> On the toolbar, just to the left of the Close button, is one that says
> "Show
> Next". Click that (maybe more than once, depending on whether first-page
> or
> even-odd headers exist) until you're in Section 2. Click the "Format Page
> Number" button, make sure the "Continue from previous section" option is
> selected, and click OK. Repeat this step until you have reset or verified
> every section in the document, and they're all continuous. Finally, click
> the Close button to return to the document body.
>
> If you do want some special numbering, see these articles:
>
> http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NumberingFrontMatter.htm
> http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Numbering/PageNumbering.htm
>
> --
> Regards,
> Jay Freedman
> Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
>
>


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