Microsoft Word/Headings off center



Thanks.  I've various other experts, but their advice didn't help.  I'm sorry I unknowingly called you "Dave."  I thought I typed "Dale" instead.


ANSWER: Hello Again Bill,

That's OK I also get called Dan a lot too.

I don't know if you can create paragraphs in the header and then center one and not the other.

If not, then maybe you might have to put the page numbers in the footer and the words in the header or visa versa.

Good luck.

Dale :-)

In Word 2008 for Mac, the page number moves to the right on even-numbered pages when I tell the computer to center the words in the header area there. What can I do to anchor the page numbers before the words move? Centering happens normally on odd-numbered pages, and I chose "Outside" when I inserted the document's page numbers. There's an easy way to solve the problem, I hope, because the document is about 325 pages long. Thanks. Bill

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Thanks.  I was just wondering what would be the most efficient way to move page numbers from the headers to the footers.  I hope I can keep them in the headers, though, partly because they're Arabic in some sections and Roman in others.  So if you know an automatic way to move only the numbers, I'd love to hear about it.   For me, computing is much easier on a Unix command-line.  

Bill :-)

Hi Bill,

So sorry but I am way out of my element here.

Wish I knew of a way to do what you ask.

In my version of Word I just go to Insert, Page Number and change it from Top to Bottom then all page numbers move to the bottom.

Good luck.

Dale :-)

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