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    Auto Page Numbering Fails after Converting to PDF

    My workplace recently converted to Office 2007, and I'm trying to be positive about it. But I've run across a problem that makes being positive *really* hard.

    In a DOCX file that contains fields for "page X of X", the total number of pages field works only sometimes, especially when converting the file to PDF format (I use Adobe Acrobat 8).

    I've tried re-inserting the "page X of X" fields so that they're definitely not a holdover from a 2003 version, and still, the PDF results with "Page 1 of 1" "Page 2 of 2" "Page 3 of 3" etc.

    Can anybody help? (My workplace does not supply software support, so I'm completely on my own here, and I'm at the end of my frickin rope.) <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23>

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    Re: Auto Page Numbering Fails after Converting to PDF

    Try saving the document in Word 97-2003 format (.doc), then convert that to PDF.

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    Re: Auto Page Numbering Fails after Converting to

    Thanks for the suggestion, Hans.

    My current solution is to replace the "of X" field by typing in the total number of pages prior to converting the file to PDF.

    Neither workaround solves the problem, though, and each creates problems of its own. I guess I was hoping that I was doing something wrong so that I could simply learn to do it correctly, but it looks like I'm just not lucky enough to be wrong. <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>

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    Re: Auto Page Numbering Fails after Converting to

    This was a bug in older versions of Word, and apparently it has been reintroduced in Word 2007 (that's progress). It's mentioned several times in the newsgroups, you're not the only one that has run into the problem.

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    Re: Auto Page Numbering Fails after Converting to

    Thanks again, Hans. That's good to know, although I don't belive misery really does love company.

    Anyway, this seems like a good time for me to tell you what a valuable resource Woody's Lounge is for me. As I said, my employer's involvement with software ends with installation, so users are on our own as far as learning to use it and solving any problems we run into. For years, I've turned to the Lounge and its helpful denizens when I can't figure out something for myself. And you, Hans, have helped me many times, even though you don't know it. So here's a smiley for you: <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: Auto Page Numbering Fails after Converting to

    Thank you, I appreciate it! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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