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    Document pages

    Easy question here, but I forgot..... I'm putting together a 40 page document using Office 2016, and I need to insert page numbers at the bottom but everything I have tried makes the title page, page 1.
    How can I prevent that, or what am I doing wrong?

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    See Numbering Front Matter by Suzanne Barnhill. It lays out exactly how to handle this.
    http://wordfaqs.mvps.org/FrontMatterRibbon.htm
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    Tried that but I keep getting the same thing
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    Version of Word that you are using? I suspect it is Word 2007.

    See cover pages and page numbering. If it is Word 2007, you may need to start your page numbering for the first section at 0 and use a different-first-page setting to put a blank footer on the cover page.

    Turn on display of non-printing formatting.
    http://addbalance.com/word/nonprinting.htm

    You may want to be working in draft or normal view.

    Page numbering is a property of Sections.

    Page numbering is normally a part of headers and footers. In your case, you are using the footer area for your page numbering.
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    thanks Charles,I am using Word 2016. I tried the method in your hyperlink but that didn't work either
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    Which hyperlink? I've given you five, I think.

    I do not have Word 2016. However, page numbering has not changed much in Word since Word 97. Cover pages are a different story. However, did you try setting page numbering to start at 0. What happens then?
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    Cover pages and page numbering. I've tried the others before to no avail
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    Have you tried changing the starting page number to 0?

    I wrote that for Word 2007 & 2010 and then extended it to Word 2013 and 2016. The remark about how Word 2016 is an assumption, though, not an observation.

    You are welcome to send me a sample document and I will take a look at it. wordfaq(at)addbalance(dot)com
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    Yessir
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    I'm no expert, but you don't have to have page numbers on every page. You can start them at a certain point in the document and specify what the starting page is. I think this might cover it.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/326536
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    Quote Originally Posted by t8ntlikly View Post
    Cover pages and page numbering. I've tried the others before to no avail
    If you're getting numbers on your cover page, that really does suggest either:
    • there is no Section break between the cover page and the following pages*; or, if there is:
    • you haven't unlinked the first section footer you want to put the number into from the previous Section.

    * even this isn't necessary if your front matter spans only one page and you use a 'different first page' setup.
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    Paul Edstein
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