Re: FW: Updating page numbers pulling from a hidden field

Subject: Re: FW: Updating page numbers pulling from a hidden field
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 01:18:17 -0700

On 05/26/2010 11:16 AM, Borowik, Kristy wrote:
> I forgot to mention that I'm working in Word 2007.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Borowik, Kristy
> Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:10 PM
> To: 'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com'
> Subject: Updating page numbers pulling from a hidden field
>
> I'm working in a template with a hidden field under the chapter number.
> I removed Chapter 1 from the manual I'm working on and now need to
> change Chapter 2 to Chapter 1, etc. The file was also set up for
> the page numbers to include the chapter number. I can see that they
> re set up to pull from Heading 9. The chapter number text is not in
> Heading 9, so I think the numbering is pulling from this hidden
> field. When I right-click the hidden field, it has an option to renumber.
> I choose a new number, and it just seems to break. The chapter number
> in the page number complete disappears. So this must not be the right
> way.
>
> What should I try next?


Sorry, Word's not my t'ing, but as a general rule, if you change
something and it then seems broken, unchange it and see if it then seems
fixed. Think of it as a major methodology for those of us who prefer to
learn through hands-on investigation instead of reading the manual.

In your case, I'd go back to the original file with Ch 1 still in it.
Are you pulling the hidden field number in Heading 9? Right click it,
etc, go from there.

G'luck.



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