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    Page numbering svcpack (Office2000)

    Well over a year ago I installed Office2000 and page numbering in Word was totally hosed. I know I installed a service pack of some type to fix it. I recently had to reload office and have updated to SR-1.

    The problem is still not fixed. I've searched the archive to no avail. Anyone help with this??

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    Re: Page numbering svcpack (Office2000)

    What is the problem? Is the numbering the wrong type (Roman numeral instead of Arabic)? Wrong place (top right instead of bottom center)? Sections are numbered incorrectly?

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    Re: Page numbering svcpack (Office2000)

    Ah, yes. Details! I knew what I meant! {:-)

    When I put page numbers in the header, MSWord is now numbering the each page: "1 of X". Where X is the total number of pages so if the document has 3 pages "1 of 3" (on EACH page) 14 pages? "1 of 14" (on EACH page).

    Again, we installed a fix of some type that would correctly say: "1 of 14", "2 of 14", "3 of 14"......"14 of 14"

    Sorry, gang!

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    Re: Page numbering svcpack (Office2000)

    Press Alt+F9 and inspect your field codes. The {

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    Re: Page numbering svcpack (Office2000)

    I appreciate the help! I checked fields and they appear okay. Maybe my issue is sections. I have 18 pages at this point, but have probably 15 page breaks to force the 'next section' to the next page. I do notice that sections with more than one page are numbered correctly INSIDE a given section, but I've got a lot of pages numbered "1".

    How do I tell it to page number the 'whole' document, not by section?

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    Re: Page numbering svcpack (Office2000)

    Maybe I need to be doing PAGE breaks and not SECTION breaks?

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    Re: Page numbering svcpack (Office2000)

    That may well be your issue. You want to keep the number of sections in a document as low as possible. You should only insert a section break if you want to change section properties - headers and footers, margins, orientation, etc. If all you want to do is make the following text start at the top of the next page, a page break will be enough.

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    Re: Page numbering svcpack (Office2000)

    If you decide to stick with section breaks, look at the macro in <!post=Post #127283,127283>Post #127283<!/post>. It will tell you which sections are set up to start again at page number 1. To force them all to continue from previous, you could run this:

    Sub ContinousPageNumbering()
    Dim sect As Section
    For Each sect In ActiveDocument.Sections
    sect.Headers(wdHeaderFooterPrimary).PageNumbers.Re startNumberingAtSection = False
    Next
    End Sub

    However, I agree that if you don't need to change any section properties, there's no advantage to starting a new section.

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    Re: Page numbering svcpack (Office2000)

    Thanks all, for your help. Don't know how/why I started doing section breaks. Was a good idea at the time! <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39>

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    Re: Page numbering svcpack (Office2000)

    If you place the cursor in a section that has the wrong page number and Insert > Page Numbers > Format what do you see at the bottom of the screen? Can you fix your problem by choosing "Continue from previous section" in this dialog box?

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    Re: Page numbering svcpack (Office2000)

    Hi Grant, have you fixed the problem and if so was it simply the use of section breaks instead of page breaks? I never use Section breaks because they have stuffed up the numbering and at times the index when I have created a long document. So I stick with page breaks, seems to give me no trouble. <img src=/S/igiveup.gif border=0 alt=igiveup width=31 height=23>

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    Re: Page numbering svcpack (Office2000)

    Yes, all that grief was due to using section breaks, so I switched them all to page breaks.

    I guess the "ultimate" question remains though: If one wanted to, how would one use consistent page numbering if one HAD to use section breaks?

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    Re: Page numbering svcpack (Office2000)

    Hi Grant:
    By following the instructions in <post#=177382>post 177382</post#> above. You can also get to the same dialog box through by pressing the 3rd button from the left (3rd after the Autotext) on the Header/Footer toolbar.
    Cheers,

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