Re: starting on page 2?

Subject: Re: starting on page 2?
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2011 10:38:39 -0700

First of all, the teachers stating that "it' always been done like this" is
the same as them still insisting that we double-space after punctuation.
That is, the teachers are mistaken. Sadly so.

Second, it's fairly simple to make Word behave in this regard if they
absolutely* insist *on their (mistaken) position. In the *Page Setup* dlg
box, click the *Layout* tab and then engage *Different first page*. You do
not need to mess around with section breaks.

On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 10:29 AM, Ben Davies <bdavies -at- imris -dot- com> wrote:

> Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't it ALWAYS been difficult to force Word
> to ignore front matter pages when applying page numbers?
>
> You have to use section breaks, and different page number styles, and be
> rather competent in how headers and footers work to make Word ignore the
> front matter pages... this has always been a reality in my experiences with
> Word (all the way back to Word 97).
>
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> In two classes that I'm taking, we've been given specific formats for our
> projects... and they always start on page 2, with the cover page being
> considered as page one. I've asked both teachers about this, and they both
> feel that this is the way it's always been done.
>
> Since when has a cover page been considered page 1? I've noticed in Word 10
> that it takes a ton of finessing to get the first real page to be paginated
> as page 1, that it's automatically determined that the cover page is page 1.
>
> When did this change take place? and why? And why does Word enforce it so?
>
> -becca
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