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Old August 14th 05, 04:53 PM
James Inman
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Default How Do I Delete Page Numbers I Don't Want!

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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Old August 14th 05, 05:12 PM
Greg Maxey
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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 Word.
However you are always free to build the better mousetrap or in your words
to "Just create a program that lets you click on the page number and delete
it."

--
Greg Maxey/Word MVP
See:
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tips.htm
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!



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Old August 14th 05, 05:26 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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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

--
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
...
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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Old August 14th 05, 05:56 PM
James Inman
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Ok this is how I deleted page numbers I didn’t want. There could be another
way but I couldn’t find it.

Say you have a book and it has a title page, introduction, acknowledgements
and so forth. YOU DON’T WANT NUMBERS ON THOSE PAGES. You want the numbers to
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 want
the numbers to start (this is in print layout) Click on Insert / Break / Odd
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. On
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 looks
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 and
find Preview and Apply To: click on This Point Forward. Make sure the curser
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 SIMPLE
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 Word.
However you are always free to build the better mousetrap or in your words
to "Just create a program that lets you click on the page number and delete
it."

--
Greg Maxey/Word MVP
See:
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tips.htm
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!




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Old August 14th 05, 06:15 PM
James Inman
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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

--
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
...
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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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.

--
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
...
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

--
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
...
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!




  #7  
Old August 14th 05, 10:25 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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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

another
way but I couldn’t find it.

Say you have a book and it has a title page, introduction,

acknowledgements
and so forth. YOU DON’T WANT NUMBERS ON THOSE PAGES. You want the numbers

to
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

want
the numbers to start (this is in print layout) Click on Insert / Break /

Odd
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.

On
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

looks
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

and
find Preview and Apply To: click on This Point Forward. Make sure the

curser
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

SIMPLE
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

Word.
However you are always free to build the better mousetrap or in your

words
to "Just create a program that lets you click on the page number and

delete
it."

--
Greg Maxey/Word MVP
See:
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tips.htm
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!





 




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