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    Page X of Y Problem (2003)

    Please help me, I'm going demented with my footers!!

    I am working on a 10 page document, with a title page, contents page and then my actual document. The title and contents pages are numbered i and ii, then my numbering starts at 1 on technically page 3. When I use AutoText Page X of Y, page Y shows as page 10. I do not want to include the information pages, so I want this to be page 8.

    After some searching I found help with editing the formula field to { = { NUMPAGES } - 2 } ,but I get a syntax error.

    Can anybody help me sort this?

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    Re: Page X of Y Problem (2003)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    That field code should work, but perhaps it's best to create it from scratch:
    - Delete the existing "number of pages" field.
    - Press Ctrl+F9 to insert field braces { }.
    - Type = then press Ctrl+F9 again. You should now have { ={ } }
    - Type NUMPAGES
    - Move the insertion point to immediately after the first closing brace } (but before the second one).
    - Type -2
    - Press F9 to hide the field codes.

    Oh, and remember: never type the field braces { } yourself, always use Ctrl+F9 to create them.

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    Re: Page X of Y Problem (2003)

    Ha, I've got it <img src=/S/bananas.gif border=0 alt=bananas width=33 height=35>!!! Many thanks for your help.

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    Re: Page X of Y Problem (2003)

    Hi Yvette,

    The 'preferred' way to do this is to insert a 'Next Page' Section break at the end of your actual second page (numbered ii), unlink the footer from the previous Section, then insert a page number field - which you format to start from '1'. This way, and assuming your TOC is linked to headings created with Heading Styles, your TOC will show the correct page numbers. As for the 'Y' part of the equation, if your document now has only two Sections, a standard 'SECTIONPAGES' field will do the job.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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