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    Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    I just know that this question has been asked before - when is the search routine coming back?

    Anyway, I am writing a report that needs some extra exhibits inserted. So my page numbering is going to get out of wack (I want to count the exhibits). Currently, my page 6 says (the next two pages show blah blah blah), then I have a section break. I want the first page of the new section to automatically be page number 9 (with 7 and 8 being the exhibit pages).

    I can do this manually (insert, numbers, options) but can I get word to do this automatically (say, look at the page number of the last page of the previous section and add 2!). That way, when I had pages to the previous section (say the last page becomes 8 instead of 6) I don't have to go and manually reset the new sections page numbering.
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    Re: Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    In the new section, activate the header or footer with the page number.
    Make sure that "Same as previous section" is OFF.
    Type Alt+F9 to see field codes.
    The page number will change to { PAGE }.
    Click before or after the page number.
    Type Ctrl+F9 to insert field braces { } (don't type the braces yourself.)
    Type =
    Move the page number inside the field braces, after =.
    Type +2 after the page number. It should now look like this:
    { ={PAGE}+2 }
    Type Alt+F9 to switch off field codes.
    You now have a page number for this section that is always two more than the physical page number.

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    Re: Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    Ok, great. That worked perfectly for the page number but it didn't update the page number on the table of contents. Got an equally great suggestion for that one.
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    Re: Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    Scrap my previous answer and just insert as many page breaks in your document as needed.

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    Re: Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    Oh but you solution was so cool and the page break method is so, well, boring. Is there a way of flagging a page as 'DO NOT PRINT'?
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    Re: Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    One way of not printing a page, outside of deliberately skipping it during printing, is to format everything on the page as hidden & then make sure that Tools/Options/Print tab/Include with document/Hidden text is UNchecked.
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    Re: Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    Hmmm - I tried that and it still printed the <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> pages. I was thinking of writing a macro to auto renumber the pages but I need to store the number of pages to skip on certain pages. Anyone know how i do that AND extract that number as part of the macro?
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    Re: Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    FYI, Tim, you'll be happy to know that the Search routine IS back!

    - Linda

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    Re: Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    What if you put a code at the beginning of each page you don't want to print, a non-word such as DNP for "do not print"? Then a macro like the attached could print every page, skipping just those. Try it out.
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    Re: Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    Hey Linda - Great isn't it. <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23>

    I used it yesterday instead of posting an old boring question!
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    Re: Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    I am pretty sure that if this method hid the whole page then it would also reset the page numbering to the value it had when the page wasn't there.

    StuartR

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    Re: Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    Humdinger!! That is perfect. I'll put that in my document and save myself the hassle of manually changing page numbers!

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    Re: Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    You're right. I think I looked at this question a little too quick & was just thinking of a way to prevent certain text from printing. I hadn't considered the page numbering or TOCs. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Auto Skip Page Numbing (Word 2002 SP2)

    I know that it has been a while but I have finally got around to overcoming the only downside from Jscher's macro - it creates lots of 1 page print jobs instead of one big print job. I hate getting other people's print outs mixed in with mine.

    Attached is a macro that scans the documents and creates a print range (for use in the print dialog box) that doesn't contain any DNP flagged pages. It pastes this to the top of the document so that you can cut and paste it to the dialog box.
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    (Location Australia, then UK, but now USA. Heart, outlook, attitude, etc always Australian)
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