page numbers odd and even different

Microsoft Microsoft word 2007
September 20, 2011 at 18:29:08
Specs: Windows XP
How do I tell word to insert page numbers on the outside of the page? Although I checked 'different odd and even', word 2007 still shows the page number only on the left or the right side of the document. I couldn't find any command like in word 2003 to choose 'outside' or 'inside' for the page numbers. Please help. Thanks a lot.

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September 21, 2011 at 05:16:54
Not sure what you mean by "Outside" or "Inside". When you click on "Page Margins" do you see what you're looking for?

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September 21, 2011 at 18:13:42
If I want to print the document like in a book, I do not want to have the page numbers always on the right or always on the left, but on the outside or inside of the book, ie. alternating on odd and even pages. In word 2003 there was a box when I opened 'insert page numbers' where I could check if the page number should be on the left, right, center, outside, or inside of the document. This box has now disappeared and you can only check left, right or center. So I wonder how to do that in Word 2007.

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September 21, 2011 at 18:17:02
sorry, I forgot your question. Yes, I did. When I opened 'page margins' I could only find 'odd and even pages different'. But that leaves me with page numbers only in the odd pages.

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September 21, 2011 at 18:30:49
If your talking about alternate page numbers:

On the Ribbon

Select the Insert Tab

In the Header & Footer Section, select either one:

When the drop down appears, at the bottom select Edit Header/Footer

This should bring up the Design Ribbon

In the Options Section, click on the box marked: Different Odd & Even Pages

That should get you what you want, I think.


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September 22, 2011 at 01:35:42
Yeah, that's what I did, but I got only page numbers on the odd but no page numbers on the even pages. Seems that I have to add page numbers twice, first to odd and then again to even numbers. That was far easier in word 2003. A pity they erased that option. Thanks anyway.

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