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    Page Field loses the starting page number

    This is a problem I have been having for a few years with both the Windows and Mac versions of Word, including version 14.4.5 for Mac and the Windows 2013 version.

    If I insert a Page number and closes the file, sometimes the starting number disappears and becomes the default of 1.
    Any idea on the cause of this issue and how to get rid of it?
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    Depends on how, exactly, you are inserting and more importantly, formatting the page number to start at some number other than 1.

    Go to the first page of your document. On the Insert Tab choose the Page Number drop-down and format the page number. Tell it the starting number. OK your way out of the dialog. Save the document. (If you do not Save the document after setting the page number the change will not be saved. I guess I would recommend making some text change before saving as well.)

    Do you still have the problem?
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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    Thanks a lot.

    >>>Go to the first page of your document. On the Insert Tab choose the Page Number drop-down and format the page number. Tell it the starting
    >>> number. OK your way out of the dialog. Save the document.

    The procedure you indicate is exactly what I have been using (with the exception of saving) so I will try this.
    I was hoping to further characterize the problem with several versions of Word and both Mac and Windows. All I can say is that it seems to be a random event.

    Let me try several more times and I will get back to you in a day or two.

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    Thanks. It seems to be working

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    Suddenly, the Page field was reset to "1" again

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