Office 2011 for Mac All-in-One For Dummies
Learn more. Skip to main content. William Heidbreder Created on April 21, Word's page numbering scheme isn't directly obvious but it isn't needlessly complex, either. Indirect might be a good term for it. Once you understand how it works, all sorts of possibilities open up.
Unfortunately, the built-in tools that simplify the insertion of page numbers also happen to make it more difficult to tell what's really going on. So, for the moment, forget everything you've learned or think you know about page numbers. Let's start at the beginning, since it won't take too long. A new blank document consists of a single section. Each time you insert a Section Break into the document, the document gains a section.
In other words, if you create a new blank document, then choose Break on the Insert menu and select a Next Page Section Break, the document will thereafter consist of two sections: Material from the start of the document up through and including the break represents Section 1. Material after that represents Section 2.
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In some cases, Word inserts Section Breaks automatically, such as when you change the number of columns in part of a document. Page numbers are usually a section property, not a document property. A page's number is determined by only two factors:. Just because a page has a number doesn't mean the number will appear somewhere on the page. Advanced Search. Thread Tools. Display Modes.
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