No that link has nothing to do with just deleteing simple single page
numbers. If you have a single document and you don't want numbers on the
first few pages there needs to be a simple way to just delete those numbers.
Most books or documents don't have all kinds of complex front matter. (just
and introduction, contents, title page and so forth)
The only thing I found on that link that helped was Step 4: Fine-tuning
number placement and Numbering the front matter.
"On the Layout tab of Page Setup, check the box for “Different first page.”
You’ll see that you now have a separate First Page Header and First Page
Footer. You can leave them empty, and there will be no page number on the
Then I figured out on my own that you need to click below that on Layout
tab: This Point Forward.
I just did the same thing on each page.
But you have to make sure you have no section breaks or manuel page breaks
before the page you want the numbers to start on.
For complex documents you'll need a graduate degree in computer science to
understand page numbering.
Good luck everyone. It's just annoying.
"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
The Insert | Page Numbers dialog is not the proper way to insert numbers in
complex documents. It's intended primarily for very simple documents with a
single section. For the type of numbering you want, see
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"James Inman" wrote in message
This whole page numbering and section break thing is retarded. It's not
friendly at all. I JUST WANT TO DELETE A FEW PAGE NUMBERS AT THE FRONT OF
BOOK! Just create a program that lets you click on the page number and
it. AND LET THE PAGE NUMBERS START ON THE PAGE THAT I WANT WITHOUT ALL
SECTION BREAK CRAP! Also the page number format box NEEDS MORE OPTIONS!
Here's an idea... "Start page numbering from here down" AND DON'T MAKE IT
PAGE NUMBERS ON THE WHOLE DOCUMENT. I've been to numerous forums and ALL
KINDS OF PEOPLE ARE FRUSTRATED WITH THIS!