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Nick Doe

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Oct 30, 2000, 11:06:55 AM10/30/00
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WORD 97 SR3
Am I right in thinking you cannot start a document with an even page
number (single-sided printer of course). I need this so I can string
documents together without using the scary Master Document feature.

I can see how you can change the displayed/printed page number, but
doing that doesn't change the odd/even page attributes like the gutter
for example. Thanks.

Nick Doe
Gabriola BC, Canada

Suzanne S. Barnhill

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Oct 30, 2000, 11:46:47 AM10/30/00
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If you're duplexing, you might well need to start with a dummy (blank) odd
page. But for single-sided printing, I think you can start with an even
number. In a test document, I chose "Different odd and even" and put the
page numbers on opposite sides in the even and odd headers. When I set the
page numbers to start from 2, I got the Even Page Header on the first page,
and they alternated as expected throughout the rest of the document. With
Mirror Margins checked, the Inside and Outside margins also appeared as
expected. I don't use the Gutter setting, so I'm not sure how that would be
affected.

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Microsoft Word MVP
Words into Type
Fairhope, AL USA

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Nick Doe

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Oct 30, 2000, 12:18:22 PM10/30/00
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That's weird. On my machine if I set an even starting page number, WORD
changes it to odd. WORD 97, SR-3. I have to insert a blank page to get
what I want. I don't see that I'm doing anything different except my
numbers are in the footer. My printer can only print single-sided but
the final product will be double.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill

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Oct 30, 2000, 5:06:01 PM10/30/00
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How are you inserting the page numbers? Using Insert Page Numbers (on the
Insert menu) or the Insert Page Number button on the Header/Footer toolbar?

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft Word MVP
Words into Type
Fairhope, AL USA

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Nick Doe

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Oct 30, 2000, 6:49:50 PM10/30/00
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Well that's odd (so to speak). I usually, but not always, place them
from the header/footer menu while designing the footer layouts and
subsequently make changes from INSERT finishing with CLOSE rather than
OK.

I've just played with some test pages and they worked fine. So I went
back to the 3 files that were giving me trouble, deleted the blank page
at the starts, and now they all work fine too, gutters and all.

I'm really sorry Suzanne, I just cannot reproduce the problem but it
really was there - honest. WORD just subtracted 1 from any even number
I entered as a starter. The printer selection has not been touched.

Isn't Hallowe'en tomorrow?

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Suzanne S. Barnhill

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Oct 30, 2000, 9:08:09 PM10/30/00
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Tip: You don't have to go to Insert Page Numbers to format them; there's a
Format Page Number button on the Header/Footer toolbar.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft Word MVP
Words into Type
Fairhope, AL USA

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John McGhie [MVP - Word]

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Nov 6, 2000, 2:33:13 AM11/6/00
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Nick:

Yes, you can. You click in the document and go to File>Page Setup>Layout
and set "Section Start" to "Even Page".

Word may throw a blank sheet of paper through the printer just to convnice
itself that it is about to print page "2" but you'll get what you want.

Hope this helps.

In microsoft.public.word.numbering on Mon, 30 Oct 2000 08:06:55 -0800, Nick
Doe <nic...@island.net> wrote:


Please post follow-up questions to the newsgroup so that all may follow the thread.

John McGhie <jo...@mcghie-information.com.au>
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Nick Doe

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Nov 8, 2000, 3:00:00 AM11/8/00
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OKaaay thanks John. That explains the conflict. I must have had
section start on odd page using pagesetup and then tried to start page
numbering with an even number using pagenumber format. Just so simple
when you know what's going on and so mysterious when you don't.

N.

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John McGhie [MVP - Word]

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Nov 10, 2000, 3:00:00 AM11/10/00
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Nick:

{Blush} You won't force me to admit I spent some hours looking for that the
first time I struck it, will you...

Cheers.

In microsoft.public.word.numbering on Wed, 08 Nov 2000 21:46:31 -0800, Nick
Doe <nic...@island.net> wrote:

> OKaaay thanks John. That explains the conflict. I must have had
> section start on odd page using pagesetup and then tried to start page
> numbering with an even number using pagenumber format. Just so simple
> when you know what's going on and so mysterious when you don't.
>
> N.

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I personally use Word 2007, a bit old, but I am familiar with it.
I also use Windows 7 instead of the latest versions with a lot of issues.

In Word 2007, here is how I do it:

1. Click before the first word on top of the page where you want numbering to start.
2. Click Page Layout
3. Click Breaks
4. Click Next Page (make sure it doesn't shift to the other page). If it goes to the wrong page, undo and put the cursor in the previous page and redo the trick to make it move to the beginning of the page you want.
5. Click the Insert Tab
6. Click Page Number
7. Click Format Page Numbers (Remove page numbers if any).
6. Toggle the radio button to "Start at" and make sure it reads 1.
7. Click OK
8. Click Footer
9. Click Edit Footer (Remove footer if any)
10. Under "Navigation" click *Link to Previous*
11. Click Page Number and select the design (Top, Bottom etc)

And your page numbers will start from where you want. I have no idea how it works with Word 2010, but I guess there is something similar.

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