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    Pagination (2000 SR3)

    A number of documents have suddenly started "infinite" re-paginating. The problem was noticed after installation of Windows ME updates, and also Adobe 6 reader. Any idea's?

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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

    Hi John:
    I have heard of this happening when you have large graphics whose paragraphs are formatted as "Keep with next". Check for paragraphs that are formatted like that by using Find/Replace. In the Find box, leave it blank but use the Format/Paragraph.../Indents & Spacing/Keep with next & search for those paragraphs &/or graphics.

    Also, to stop Word from repaginating, switch to normal view. Unchecking Tools|Options|General|Background Pagination won't affect the repagination in page layout view.

    In Page Layout View, toggling a single field toggles ALL fields in the document. Also, the overhead from the continuous repagination is high in Page Layout View and toggling a field in Page Layout View causes the entire document to repaginate. While this isn't noticeable on fast machines with small documents, it is somewhat noticeable once you have over 200 or so pages.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

    Hi Phil,
    I started out assuming that I had a corrupted file, but the problem has occurred in 5 different documents, 2 of which had not been updated since April. Two of the others are normallly updated on a daily basis. I can resolve the problem (file by file) by saving the files as .rft, re-loading the .rtf file, and saving it as a .doc file. However, the number of .doc files that I have would make a lot of work to save & re-save. I did the search you suggested in one of the failing documents, and there were no graphics or keep together or keep with next's. Incidentally the pagination problem continues in the .rft version in the initial save. When I switch to normal view the page number will change from the page number that the cursor is on to page 0, and the cursor will disappear.
    Thanks, Mo

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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

    Hi John:
    If you can attach one of the documents to your post in the Lounge, maybe I, or someone else, will be able to see if anything is wrong with it. Strange that it's happening with so many documents. Have you run a virus check on it with up to date definitions? Take out any confidential information first.

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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

    Phil

    Just in the nick of time!

    Only an hour ago a user sent me a document to sort out. 61 pages of text only and the pagination rolled on to 3,500 and wasn't showing any signs of stopping. Checked the compatibility and it was set for Word 6, changed it and used the find and replace as you suggested. I had it replace all with no keep with next. Worked a treat.

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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

    Well document corruption is where I started, however a lot (at least 7 that I have checked) became corrupted on 7/23. Two of these are updated pretty much daily. Others were last updated in April. These documents do not "infinity re-paginate" on my laptop which is also running Office 2000, so it isn't apparent that trying on another computer will be fruitful, but I'll attach a document anyway. Virus checks are run daily, and the tables are up to date. I am beginning to suspect Version 6 of the Adobe Acrobat Reader of modifying (or updating a common file). This was installed just prior to experiencing the problem. Have you heard of any other problems with the new adobe reader? I realize I am kind of grasping at straws here. Incidentally, when I use the term "infinite pagination" means re-paginating, wait a second or 2 and then re-paginate again, and again,....
    Thanks, MO
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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

    Your document works fine for me, but it is strange that Heading4 has keep with next, but other heading levels don't.

    I had a document a couple of weeks ago that behaved exactly as you describe. It worked perfectly on a colleague's PC but repaginated every few seconds on mine, I wonder if the fact that I have Adobe 6 Standard Edition installed is relevant?

    StuartR

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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

    Hi John:
    Then I completely misunderstood you. I interpreted the problem as the one Hetty has described. While I haven't used Adobe Acrobat 6, it does sounds like an add-in problem, as if fields are updating or some macro is causing repagination.

    I would go through the steps listed in <post#=197827>post 197827</post#>, especially the ones related to add-ins. Also, try switching to normal view & turning off background repagination (Tools/Options/General tab) & see if it still ocurrs. You can always reset these options later.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

    I am pretty suspicious of Adobe Reader V6, but I don't really have any more than a hunch to go on. Did it only happen to one document? How did you fix it?
    Thanks, Mo

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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

    Hi Phil,
    I tried everything on the referenced post except deleting the data key. I'll give that a try when I get a little more time. Incidentally, if that was the problem, would that account for correcting the problem by going between .rft and .doc files?
    Thanks, mo

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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

    Hi Mo:
    First, I obviously didn't look hard enough at your name because I stopped on John, not Johnson. But then, I would have known that mr = Mo. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Quite frankly, I'm surprised that the steps regarding the add-in didn't work. I assume that you tried starting Word from the command line, as I suggtested:
    winword.exe /a

    If that didn't work, & saving to rtf. does, it sounds like these documents are corrupted. Saving a .doc file as .rtf can get rid of some types of corruption. Since that's working for you, I really doubt that deleting the DATA key will help. However, when you sent a test document, I had no trouble opening it in Word 2000 SR-3 without it repaginating.

    If you switch to Print Preview, or to Print Layout view from normal, the document will repaginate. If you update fields, it will repaginate. I'm grasping at straws. If you press Alt+F9, do you see any fields or any add-ins that update the fields, other than the TOC, Tile property, page, & filename? I don't know what system you're using but if you Ctrl-Alt-Delete everything except systray & Explorer, does it still happen? i.e. I'd try to End Task on everything else, even the virus checker (after first virus checking the document).

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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

    It only happened with one specific document that I was reviewing for a colleague. I didn't fix it, I just lived with it for the length of time it took me to review the document, I was too busy to do much investigation at the time.

    StuartR

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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

    Hi Phil,
    Here is a little more detail:
    Step 1: I deleted all temporary files (I think).
    Step 2: I did start from the run menu, and that appeared to stop the re-pagination, however re-building the normal.dot file did not have any impact
    Step 3: None of the items in the

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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

    Hi Phil,
    One other thing I forgot in the previous post. If I switch from Print Layout to Normal, frequently the pagination will reflect page 0 Sect 1 1/1. It will stay like that no matter where the cursor is located. Other times it will accurately reflect the page number, section 1 and page number/9 ( Page 7 Sect 1 7/9).
    Thanks, Mo

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    Re: Pagination (2000 SR3)

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