Deleting selected page numbers, not all of them

March 19, 2012 at 13:24:03
Specs: Windows 7, Quad Core AMD A6
I am reformatting a manuscript, complete with page and section breaks. I am trying to eliminate the page numbers from the first several pages of the document without deleting all of them. The editor before me mishandled the manuscript in many ways. Then the publisher went in and did some more formatting, which has to stay. Everything is fixed except for that one problem. Those first few pages consist of FIVE section breaks for some reason. From section six on is good to go, but I have to eliminate the page numbers on the first five sections (which equals about seven pages?). What should I do -- it's a 600 page scholarly manuscript that has to be camera-ready. Can I "hide" them? Hellllp, and thanks in advance!

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March 20, 2012 at 01:53:24
Make several copies of the file in Explorer:

Select the file > hit Ctrl-C > hit Ctrl-V > hit Ctrl-V > hit Ctrl-V > hit Ctrl-V > hit Ctrl-V

Try whatever seems logical to you on the copies. If you screw up you still have the original document. Alternatively, try copying the pages you want to keep into a new document.

I think in Word you can tell it where to start page numbering. Search Help for "page numbering".

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March 26, 2012 at 15:09:59
"page numbering" in the online help -- and the manual -- were worthless. I finally got it done by fooling around with it after I made a copy (before I read the above post). What an incredibly strange design flaw.

There is not an answer for this question -- not even from Microsoft.

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