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    Word 2007: page numbering w/ section breaks

    We have a 50-page document. Pages 15, 16, and 17 need landscape orientation. So, first, applied page numbering in the footer, and all numbers displayed: 1 - 50. Second, inserted a Section Break (next page) after page 14. Third, oriented pages 15+ to landscape. Fourth, inserted a Section Break (next page) after page 17. Fifth, oriented pages 18+ to portrait.

    Now, the first pages after the section breaks do not display their page numbers. You don't see page number 15 or 18. (But you do see all other page numbers.) How can we get page numbers 15 and 18 to display?

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    Sounds like you may have "Different first page" set for Headers and Footers. If so, turn off that setting for the landscape and following sections.

    For a landscape page, remember that you may need to alter how the folios are displayed: to get the page numbers and other header/footers to run landscape, set them within a table for the landscape section, and use the table properties to rotate the contents 90 degrees. That way, the header/footer info will match the other pages when it is bound.

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    After more experimentation, finally figured it out. Double-click footer region. Design tab. Uncheck "Different First page". Tool tip says "specify a unique header and footer for the first page of a document." Now I know that a section is considered its own document.

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    The tool tip text is misleading, and really should use "section" instead of "document". As you can probably gather, the function is handy for chapter starts, where you will often need to have a different header/footer treatment. A new section inherits attributes from the current (previous) section, so if "Different First page" is in effect, you would need to turn it off in a temporary landscape section -- and make sure the next intended chapter start has it turned on again.

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