I have to say that this sounds like a lot more trouble than the "correct"
method described in the articles you were referred to. The concept is
simple: you have to insert a section break. You have to unlink the sections.
And then you have to insert page numbers (using the Insert Page Number
button on the Header and Footer toolbar, NOT Insert | Page Numbers) in only
those sections where you want them to appear. If you want the numbering to
start at 1 in Section 2, you also have to click Format Page Number and
choose Start at 1.
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.
"James Inman" wrote in message
Ok this is how I deleted page numbers I didn’t want. There could be
way but I couldn’t find it.
Say you have a book and it has a title page, introduction,
and so forth. YOU DON’T WANT NUMBERS ON THOSE PAGES. You want the numbers
start on the FIRST PAGE OF THE FIRST CHAPTER!
This is what I did. Make sure you don’t have any section breaks or manual
page breaks in the section you DON’T want numbers. On the page where you
the numbers to start (this is in print layout) Click on Insert / Break /
Page. This will be page ONE. (It should say page 1 on the bottom then 2, 3
and so forth for the rest of the book) Now go back to the page numbers you
DON’T want that seem to pop up every time you want to insert page numbers.
the pages you don’t want numbers select View / Headers and Footers or just
double click on the number. You should see this annoying Header and Footer
rectangle dialog box pop up. Go to the Page Setup Button, the one that
like a small book next to the clock. Click on that and look for a tab that
says Layout. Check the box that says Different First Page. Now go below
find Preview and Apply To: click on This Point Forward. Make sure the
is in the box where you want to delete, kill, destroy, or vaporize that
number. If the number doesn’t automatically delete then you can finally
delete it by hitting back space. Which is WHAT IT SHOULD DO TO MAKE IT
BUT NO! You have to go through all this. That’s how I did it.
"Greg Maxey" wrote:
I second the suggestion you made in related post to look for another
program. All the tools you need to number a document are available in
However you are always free to build the better mousetrap or in your
to "Just create a program that lets you click on the page number and
Greg Maxey/Word MVP
For some helpful tips using Word.
James Inman wrote:
This whole page numbering and section break thing is retarded. It's
not user friendly at all. I JUST WANT TO DELETE A FEW PAGE NUMBERS AT
THE FRONT OF MY BOOK! Just create a program that lets you click on
the page number and delete it. AND LET THE PAGE NUMBERS START ON THE
PAGE THAT I WANT WITHOUT ALL THIS 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 PUT PAGE NUMBERS ON THE
WHOLE DOCUMENT. I've been to numerous forums and ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE
ARE FRUSTRATED WITH THIS!