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    Page Numbering (2000)

    Man I feel like an idiot...All I need is to know how I get page numbering to start @ 1 on actual page 3. Page 1 and 2 (printing front and back) is the cover and just want this one simple thing. Please help....Thanks

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    Re: Page Numbering (2000)

    Insert a section break on page 2. In page 3 footer: click the page setup button on the header/footer toolbar. Set page 3 to have a different first page. Click OK to close the page setup dialog box. Then, click the format page number button and set it to start at 1. Click OK. Finally, insert your page number.

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    Re: Page Numbering (2000)

    You could use the same footer in every page, without the need for section breaks, if you add a conditional test for Page being less than 2

    { IF { PAGE }>"2" "{ ={ PAGE }-2 }" "" }

    StuartR

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    Re: Page Numbering (2000)

    Ah, right you are. My field would give a -1 & 0 for the first two pages. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>. I'll correct that.

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    Re: Page Numbering (2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Phil Rabichow on 28-Sep-03 14:41. to add Addendum)</P>An alternative would be to use a formula field:

    {={page} - 2 }

    would work, where the brackets are inserted by pressing Ctrl+F9, not typed.

    Addendum: This would leave -1 & 0 on the first 2 pages. Use Stuart's formula.

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    Re: Page Numbering (2000)

    I placed Stuart's info in the footer and just the text shows up, does this need to go in the body of the page? I tried insert field then chose formula, but the Ctrl+F9 does not work. I thank you for your time and help

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    Re: Page Numbering (2000)

    I have attached a (zipped) document with the field codes in the footer. Of course, you'll see nothing on (physical) pages 1 and 2. Press Alt+F9 to see the field codes (and to hide them again.) You can copy the page number to another document (this is easiest when field codes are visible.)
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    Re: Page Numbering (2000)

    I never condisered building page numbers using a forumula. Assuming that the document will have section breaks regardless, are there any benefits to using this method, rather than the 'standard' way? Or is it just another method to the same end?

    Thanks,
    Arianna

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    Re: Page Numbering (2000)

    The advantage of this method is that it can make maintenance easier if you want to have the same footer on all pages. Especially if there is complex text or graphics needed on every page.

    StuartR

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