Re: Auto numbering in Page numbers

Subject: Re: Auto numbering in Page numbers
From: "Madeline Bechtold" <talking_rain -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 11:49:00 PDT

Hi Shweta,

What you described sounds like the {NUMPAGES} field bug which affected both Word 97 and 2000. I've encountered it, too.

For info on Microsoft's SR-1 fix and other workarounds, see

Unfortunately, if you're distributing your document widely, these solutions probably won't really help you. That is, it won't be practical for every user to install SR-1, and instructing users to update fields manually or to disable background printing seems rather unwieldy to me.

You might be able to write a Word VBA macro that automatically updates document fields prior to printing. However, I believe you can distribute macros only to users who designate you as a trusted source and/or who set their machines to medium or low security in (Word) Tools > Macro > Security.

What a nuisance! Up to now, I've dealt with the problem by simply not using the {NUMPAGES} field in my documents...

Good luck!

Madeline Bechtold
talking_rain -at- hotmail -dot- com

From: "Shweta G Bhatia" <shwetagbhatia -at- dominomail -dot- com>
Reply-To: "Shweta G Bhatia" <shwetagbhatia -at- dominomail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Subject: Auto numbering in Page numbers
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 13:14:15 GMT

Hi all !!

I am facing a weird problem in MS-Word 97. I have a document where the pages
are numbered in the format 'Page X of Y'. Now every time I make changes in
the document the 'Y' appears as 1 (one) though the number of total pages are
more. Thus it would appear as 'Page 34 of 1'. Everytime I have to update this
field to get the right figure. Could you please decipher what is the problem
and suggest me the solution.

Thanks in advance.

Shweta G Bhatia
Technical Writer
Adtel Software

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