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Thread poster: Sandra Alboum

Sandra Alboum  Identity Verified
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Apr 30, 2008

I've got a very strange page numbering problem in Word. In my document, it goes from page 18 to page 27, and I cannot get it to continue with page 19, even if I tell it to "start" numbering at 19. Is there anyone out there who is a page numbering expert and can help me out? I'm at wit's end.


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Lars Jelking  Identity Verified
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Check for segments Apr 30, 2008

and links to previous and/or next sextion. This is especially messy if the document is a conversion from a PDF.

Good luck

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Antoní­n Otáhal
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Which version of Word? Apr 30, 2008

In 2003, go Tools-Options, check "Field Codes" checkfield in the "Show" section and view the code in the page-numbering field - most likely it will be self-explaining.


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Ms.Straus  Identity Verified
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If all else fails: remove all formatting, copy-paste into blank doc Apr 30, 2008

I repeat: if all else fails. Sometimes there's so much hidden formatting you cannot possibly remove/edit it without going insane. In such cases it's often better to start afresh.

[Edited at 2008-04-30 23:32]

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tectranslate ITS GmbH
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Open and Repair Apr 30, 2008

There's no guarantee this will work, but have you tried opening it via the Open and Repair function yet?


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Ivana Kahle  Identity Verified
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Copy-paste into blank document May 1, 2008

"If all else fails: remove all formatting, copy-paste into blank doc"

I agree with Eva. It's the simplest and fastest way to resolve most of the formatting problems (according to ECDL-instructors).

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