Microsoft Word/pagination problems
I use Word 2010 and Windows 7. I'm working with 2 files. One is a 100-page file with lots of graphics and chapters.
The other is brand new with no text.
When I paginate the new file, using Alt+I, then the U key, I have no problems. The first page is numbered page 1, and I choose not to show the number. The second page is numbered
page 2, etc. The front matter is numbered with Latin numerals, the next section is numbered with Arabic numerals, and all is well.
But my 100-page document is something else. For the first page, looking at the bottom left of the screen, I see
"Section 1 page 1 of 100";
I don't want the first page of a section to show a page number in the header, so I don't check the corresponding check box.
But then I look at the header of the second page, and I see "iii"; the third page header shows a "iv", etc. Obviously, something is wrong. Yet, the entries at the bottom left of the screen are correct...that of the second page shows:
"Section 1 page 2 of 100"
and that of the third page shows:
"Section 1 page 3 of 100"
I recall seeing somewhere that the solution is to number the first page as Page 0, and that will result in the first page showing a "1", the second page showing a "2", etc.
But I don't know how to do this.
In any case, I need help and your reply is appreciated.
Thanks, and Happy New Year.
Chris - I understand the frustration and at one time had a similar situation , by the time I was done editing I had removed all page numbers from my document.
To change the starting page number to Zero
Insert > Header Footer > Page Number > Page number format > Page Numbering > Start at
I sure hope this works for you.
Happy New Year
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