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Old August 14th 05, 10:22 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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The *definition* of "front matter" is "introduction, contents, title page
and so forth." Page numbers are a section property. To omit page numbers
(aside from the special case of omitting them on the first page of a section
by using the "Different first page" setting and leaving the First Page
Header/Footer blank), you must insert a section break between the pages you
don't want numbered (or on which you don't want a number to appear) and the
pages you want numbered. You can then unlink the header(s)/footer(s) in
Section 2 from the one(s) in Section 1 and leave the one(s) in Section 1
empty.

Whenever you select "This point forward" in Page Setup, Word inserts a
section break for you.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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"James Inman" wrote in message
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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
first page."

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
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting...rontMatter.htm

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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
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!




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