The page x of x problem has been with Word for some time and was supposedly fixed. But I ran into it again in Word 2003 but with a strange twist.
Apologies for not attaching document but right now its 300+ KB unzipped but I may have to strip some material out anyway bcs of some pictures in the file (nothing really proprietary). So let me describe the construction of the document.
Sec 1: 1 page to serve as the official cover sheet for the document; no headers and footers; a graphic element and some text; next-page sec break at end
Sec 2: 1 page that used to be the cover and I just didn't delete it; no headers and footers; just text; next-page sec break at end
- 17 pages
- no header
- footer with a bunch of stuff but most important is "Page " followed by a pagenumber field followed by " of " followed a cross-reference field to the page number where a bookmark named The_end is around text "THE END".
When I look at the document on the screen, it looks fine. The Sec 3 pages show "...1 of 17", "...2 of 17", "...3 of 17", etc.
Now here's the twist.
Page 2 of Sec 3 has some item in color while pages 3-17 do not. I have 2 printers: an Epson 785EPX color printer and an HP Laserjet 2300L.
So of course, I decided to print pages 1 and 2 of Sec 3 on the Epson and the rest of the doc on the HP. (Part of the decision to print both pages 1 and 2 on the color is that there seems to be some problem when both printers are turned on, so I have to turn one printer off if I turn the other one on.) No problem ?
For the color pages: Go into the file menu, print, set the pages to p1s3-p2s3, choose the color printer and press OK. Comes out fine. The footer shows "...1 of 17" and "...2 of 17".
Now for the rest: Go into the file menu, print, set the pages to p3s3-p17s3, choose the HP and press OK. NOT OK. The footer shows "...3 of 3", "...4 of 4", ..., "...16 of 16" and "...17 of 17". Well, at least it got 1 footer right (all the text was fine).
Print Preview looks fine.
I'd think if I printed all the pages on the Epson color printer, it might have turned out OK. Maybe the same if I printed everything on the HP. But why in the world would it make a diff as to which printer I use as to what the "of" numbers are???
TIA for any ideas.
BTW: I just crossed out the "of" numbers on 3-16 and put the right number (17) since the paper is due today. I know my teacher won't care about this detail but thought I'd ask if anyone had any ideas. If useful, I can get a stripped down version but not sure that will help anyone if you don't have my setup or a similar one.