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Hi, I have difficulty to create document that thas a Front Page that is not
numbered, but numbers start from Second Page in document and have to say
"Page No from Number of Pages". The problem is that I always get figure for
Number of Pages the number that includes Front Page....

I do know how to insert Section Breaks, I do know how to get Page No 1 on
second page of whole document BUT IT IS "Number of Pages" that mess the whole
process.
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Graham Mayor
 
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If there is only the front page causing the problem then you could avoid
section breaks altogether and simply insert a calculated field in the
header/footer . The following will start the numbering from page 2 in the
manner required

{ IF{ Page } 1 "Page { ={ Page }-1 } from { ={ Numpages }-1 }" }

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My web site www.gmayor.com
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Eli75 wrote:
Hi, I have difficulty to create document that thas a Front Page that
is not numbered, but numbers start from Second Page in document and
have to say "Page No from Number of Pages". The problem is that I
always get figure for Number of Pages the number that includes Front
Page....

I do know how to insert Section Breaks, I do know how to get Page No
1 on second page of whole document BUT IT IS "Number of Pages" that
mess the whole process.



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tjtjjtjt
 
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Someone may have a more elegant solution, but this will work for a simple
document:
Select the total page number.
Press Ctrl+[F9].
You should end up with something like this: { 7 }
Change it to: { =7-1 }

tj

"Eli75" wrote:

Hi, I have difficulty to create document that thas a Front Page that is not
numbered, but numbers start from Second Page in document and have to say
"Page No from Number of Pages". The problem is that I always get figure for
Number of Pages the number that includes Front Page....

I do know how to insert Section Breaks, I do know how to get Page No 1 on
second page of whole document BUT IT IS "Number of Pages" that mess the whole
process.

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Hi Graham, I tried to copy your string into the footer but it just got
displayed as it is ... { IF{ Page } 1 "Page { ={ Page }-1 } from { ={
Numpages }-1 }" }

Should I enter some information extra or have I made some other mistake....?
(I am using Office 2003). Thank you.

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

If there is only the front page causing the problem then you could avoid
section breaks altogether and simply insert a calculated field in the
header/footer . The following will start the numbering from page 2 in the
manner required

{ IF{ Page } 1 "Page { ={ Page }-1 } from { ={ Numpages }-1 }" }

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org





Eli75 wrote:
Hi, I have difficulty to create document that thas a Front Page that
is not numbered, but numbers start from Second Page in document and
have to say "Page No from Number of Pages". The problem is that I
always get figure for Number of Pages the number that includes Front
Page....

I do know how to insert Section Breaks, I do know how to get Page No
1 on second page of whole document BUT IT IS "Number of Pages" that
mess the whole process.




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Hi, I tried your suggestion but it didn't work for me.... Firstly I don't get
figure for No: of pages, but all what I see is {NUMPAGES} and then when I
select Ctrl+[F9] I just end up with extra pair of bracekts {} either around
whole word or where ever cursor happen to be (within NUMPAGES)

"tjtjjtjt" wrote:

Someone may have a more elegant solution, but this will work for a simple
document:
Select the total page number.
Press Ctrl+[F9].
You should end up with something like this: { 7 }
Change it to: { =7-1 }

tj

"Eli75" wrote:

Hi, I have difficulty to create document that thas a Front Page that is not
numbered, but numbers start from Second Page in document and have to say
"Page No from Number of Pages". The problem is that I always get figure for
Number of Pages the number that includes Front Page....

I do know how to insert Section Breaks, I do know how to get Page No 1 on
second page of whole document BUT IT IS "Number of Pages" that mess the whole
process.



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If it's only 1 page, you should be able to set the doc to start counting
pages at 0, by using Format Page Number icon from the Header/footer toolbar.
Then the title page will be 0, no section breaks needed.

Alternatively, if the doc has only 2 sections (title page and main text),
use a SectionPages field instead of NumPages.


On 11/29/04 3:41 AM, "Eli75" wrote:

Hi, I have difficulty to create document that thas a Front Page that is not
numbered, but numbers start from Second Page in document and have to say
"Page No from Number of Pages". The problem is that I always get figure for
Number of Pages the number that includes Front Page....

I do know how to insert Section Breaks, I do know how to get Page No 1 on
second page of whole document BUT IT IS "Number of Pages" that mess the whole
process.


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These are fields not text. You need to insert the field boundaries {} with
CTRL+F9 for each pair. Right click and toggle the display (or ALT+F9) then
F9 to update to show the result.

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Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org





Eli75 wrote:
Hi Graham, I tried to copy your string into the footer but it just got
displayed as it is ... { IF{ Page } 1 "Page { ={ Page }-1 } from {
={ Numpages }-1 }" }

Should I enter some information extra or have I made some other
mistake....? (I am using Office 2003). Thank you.

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

If there is only the front page causing the problem then you could
avoid section breaks altogether and simply insert a calculated field
in the header/footer . The following will start the numbering from
page 2 in the manner required

{ IF{ Page } 1 "Page { ={ Page }-1 } from { ={ Numpages }-1 }" }

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org





Eli75 wrote:
Hi, I have difficulty to create document that thas a Front Page that
is not numbered, but numbers start from Second Page in document and
have to say "Page No from Number of Pages". The problem is that I
always get figure for Number of Pages the number that includes Front
Page....

I do know how to insert Section Breaks, I do know how to get Page No
1 on second page of whole document BUT IT IS "Number of Pages" that
mess the whole process.



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On 11/29/04 5:32 AM, "Daiya Mitchell" wrote:

If it's only 1 page, you should be able to set the doc to start counting
pages at 0, by using Format Page Number icon from the Header/footer toolbar.
Then the title page will be 0, no section breaks needed.

Sorry. With that option, you would still need to subtract 1 from the
NumPages field, as others have suggested doing.
DM

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Thank you for guidance. I have now used (CTRL+F9)... however I now get this
error message
"Error! Unknown op cod for conditional.Error! Unknown op code for
conditional.Error!" and so on....
Is this because I only entered brackets {} and words PAGES and NUMPAGES
using (CTRL+F9) and selecting appropiate fileds from ToolBar for PAGES and
NUMPAGES expressions. Do I need to use similar method for words and signs
like: from, IF, , 1 and " or these can be typed as a text.....?

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

These are fields not text. You need to insert the field boundaries {} with
CTRL+F9 for each pair. Right click and toggle the display (or ALT+F9) then
F9 to update to show the result.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org





Eli75 wrote:
Hi Graham, I tried to copy your string into the footer but it just got
displayed as it is ... { IF{ Page } 1 "Page { ={ Page }-1 } from {
={ Numpages }-1 }" }

Should I enter some information extra or have I made some other
mistake....? (I am using Office 2003). Thank you.

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

If there is only the front page causing the problem then you could
avoid section breaks altogether and simply insert a calculated field
in the header/footer . The following will start the numbering from
page 2 in the manner required

{ IF{ Page } 1 "Page { ={ Page }-1 } from { ={ Numpages }-1 }" }

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org





Eli75 wrote:
Hi, I have difficulty to create document that thas a Front Page that
is not numbered, but numbers start from Second Page in document and
have to say "Page No from Number of Pages". The problem is that I
always get figure for Number of Pages the number that includes Front
Page....

I do know how to insert Section Breaks, I do know how to get Page No
1 on second page of whole document BUT IT IS "Number of Pages" that
mess the whole process.




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Hi Daiya, Thank you very much this command "SectionPage" did small wonder for
me..... Can you please advise me where to look it up for those commands as I
have not come across these type of commands before.... I been just modes user
of Word application.

"Daiya Mitchell" wrote:

On 11/29/04 5:32 AM, "Daiya Mitchell" wrote:

If it's only 1 page, you should be able to set the doc to start counting
pages at 0, by using Format Page Number icon from the Header/footer toolbar.
Then the title page will be 0, no section breaks needed.

Sorry. With that option, you would still need to subtract 1 from the
NumPages field, as others have suggested doing.
DM




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Graham Mayor
 
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Each pair of the six pairs of curly brackets indicates a field

{ IF{ Page } 1 "Page { ={ Page }-1 } from { ={ Numpages }-1 }" }

Type CTRL+F9
Type IF space between the brackets
Type CTRL+F9
Type Page between the second set of brackets
Complete the rest of the fields as above.
Forget the toolbar!

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Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org





Eli75 wrote:
Thank you for guidance. I have now used (CTRL+F9)... however I now
get this error message
"Error! Unknown op cod for conditional.Error! Unknown op code for
conditional.Error!" and so on....
Is this because I only entered brackets {} and words PAGES and
NUMPAGES using (CTRL+F9) and selecting appropiate fileds from ToolBar
for PAGES and NUMPAGES expressions. Do I need to use similar method
for words and signs like: from, IF, , 1 and " or these can be typed
as a text.....?

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

These are fields not text. You need to insert the field boundaries
{} with CTRL+F9 for each pair. Right click and toggle the display
(or ALT+F9) then F9 to update to show the result.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org





Eli75 wrote:
Hi Graham, I tried to copy your string into the footer but it just
got displayed as it is ... { IF{ Page } 1 "Page { ={ Page }-1 }
from { ={ Numpages }-1 }" }

Should I enter some information extra or have I made some other
mistake....? (I am using Office 2003). Thank you.

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

If there is only the front page causing the problem then you could
avoid section breaks altogether and simply insert a calculated
field in the header/footer . The following will start the
numbering from page 2 in the manner required

{ IF{ Page } 1 "Page { ={ Page }-1 } from { ={ Numpages }-1 }" }

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org





Eli75 wrote:
Hi, I have difficulty to create document that thas a Front Page
that is not numbered, but numbers start from Second Page in
document and have to say "Page No from Number of Pages". The
problem is that I always get figure for Number of Pages the
number that includes Front Page....

I do know how to insert Section Breaks, I do know how to get Page
No 1 on second page of whole document BUT IT IS "Number of Pages"
that mess the whole process.



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Glad to help. I'm not sure where you would look it up--I mostly learn by
reading these newsgroups. Others may have better suggestions. However, if
you put "field codes" into Help, it will spit out a lot of things that you
can do with fields, although not SectionPages, but "number of pages in a
section" did return SectionPages.

A lot of web resources are directed toward specific issues, but reading them
often gives a better understanding of how Word works even if you don't have
that particular issue. Some good ones:
http://shaunakelly.com/word/index.html
http://home.earthlink.net/~wordfaqs/tutorials.htm
Word FAQ: http://www.word.mvps.org/
http://addbalance.com/word/index.htm
Often FAQs for the web have more in-depth explanation of what's going on
than answers in the ng.

DM

On 11/29/04 6:37 AM, "Eli75" wrote:

Hi Daiya, Thank you very much this command "SectionPage" did small wonder for
me..... Can you please advise me where to look it up for those commands as I
have not come across these type of commands before.... I been just modes user
of Word application.



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