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    phantom page number (2000)

    I have a very important doc that has some sort of inaccessible, phantom page numbers in it. They are shown as gray and do not print out. When I open the footer, I cannot delete them or even highlight them by clicking or dragging the mouse. I can insert "real" page numbers (which appear to the left of the phantoms and have the same number).

    How do I get rid of them?

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    Re: phantom page number (2000)

    Page numbers that don't print, hmmm...

    Can you click the gray number? Any chance it's a text frame in the header positioned to print (or not print, in this case) in the footer?

    Is it possible to post this document with all the text deleted out of it?

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    Re: phantom page number (2000)

    Try holding down the shift key & using the arrows to select them. If that doesn't work, bring up the Drawing toolbar, click the arrow button (2nd from left) & try to select it. Also, try it both while viewing the header/footer area & in the main document. It's possible that you're trying to select something in the footer that really is in the main document.

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    Re: phantom page number (2000)

    It was indeed a text frame. Thanks for all the ideas and tips -- you folks are invaluable as is the forum.
    No idea how in the world it got in there. What a mess....

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