Re: Word page numbering problem

Subject: Re: Word page numbering problem
From: John David Hickey <jdavid -at- FARABI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 10:28:20 -0400


I'm assuming that the 1 of 16 header thingee (it's a technical term) is
using fields in both the page number and total number of pages.

I opened a new document in Word97 and tried the "1 of 16" header thingee,
and it seemed to work fine. I used two fields: page number and total number
of pages. Both these buttons are on the Header/Footer toolbar. You can also
find these fields in the Fields command in the Insert menu.

It's possible that the field has become corrupted and you'd have to recreate
the header completely.

Are you using sections? If so, you might want to check the type of field
that is being used in the header.

Be seeing you,

jdavid -at- farabi -dot- com
Lone Writer at Farabi Technology Corp.
Montreal, Quebec

4000+ readers? I Am Drunk With Power! <maniacal laughter>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Technical Writers List; for all Technical Communication issues
> [mailto:TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU]On Behalf Of SEIGLER, Sherri
> Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 1998 09:53
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Word page numbering problem
> If someone has a solution to this problem, please post it as I ran into
> with a 70 page document.
> Sherri Seigler
> Titleless right now
> MCI Systemhouse
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Speear Pearl [SMTP:pspeear -at- TRIPLE-P -dot- NL]
> >Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 1998 5:27 AM
> >To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> >Subject: Re: Word page numbering problem
> >
> >Rahel wrote:
> >I've been given a document in Word 97 that is 16 pages long. The header
> >has been tagged with automatic page numbering (1 of 16, 2 of 16, etc.).
> >Upon opening the document, the page numbering reads 1 of 1, 2 of 1, and
> >so on, until I highlight the tag and press F9. However, once I save and
> >close, the page numbering reverts to "1 of 1, 2 of 1". I've looked
> >through every menu I could find but can't seem to find a way to change
> >this.
> >
> >Has anyone else had this problem, or know how to fix it? I tried to
> >check the archives but the search engine didn't want to co-operate with
> >me today.
> >
> >------------------------------------
> >Rahel,
> >
> >I have the same problem with a Word document which I merged with another
> >document (from Excel). I wasn't the original author of the Word document
> >either,
> >but I couldn't find anything odd in it. Before the merge, the
> page numbering
> >was
> >correct, but after the merge the numbering read "1 of 1", "2 of
> 1", etc. I
> >still
> >haven't solved the problem.
> >
> >Pearl Speear
> >Technical writer
> >The Netherlands.
> >
> ^&^&^&^~~~
> >
> >
> &^&^&^~~~

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