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Subject:Re: Word page numbering problem From:"Rebecca P. Rachmany" <purple -at- NETMEDIA -dot- NET -dot- IL> Date:Fri, 24 Jul 1998 10:32:26 +0300
This is a known bug in Word 97 which shows up about once a week in the Word
newsgroups. The quick fix is to switch to normal view and then back to page
layout view (some experts said do it twice). This automatically updates the
field. This apparently affects only certain printers. As someone mentioned
before, it's important to make sure Background Printing in your options is
The Word knowledge base article on the subject is Q159678.
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> 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
> 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.