Solved

Error in Word Header/Footer autotext - Can you help?

Posted on 2003-11-24
8
439 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
When I enter Page X of Y in my header/footer from the autotext button this is what I get:

Page   PAGE   of   NUMPAGES  

with square either side of the PAGE and NUMPAGES, as if the values for these items has somehow become distorted. Is there a way I can fix this?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:jl202
  • 4
  • 4
8 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Dreamboat
ID: 9812413
Hit Alt+F9

You're viewing field codes.
Alt+F9 turns that off/on and it sounds like you have it on.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jl202
ID: 9816628
Hi, I entered this and it made no difference. Didn't seem to change anything!
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Dreamboat
ID: 9817583
"entered it"?

Is this exactly what you see?
PAGE {PAGE} OF {NUMPAGES}

If not, then what you're describing sounds like what I've seen when I have an odd font chosen.

If it's a bad font it might look something like this:

PAGE W OF W

Where the Ws are little boxes.


If it's a non-TrueType font, it might look something like this:

PAGE BXB OF BYB

Where the Bs are very skinny boxes, but they do not show in print preview or when printing.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jl202
ID: 9817654
Pressing alt+f9 seemed to make no difference!

If I enter page into the header from autotext I get - W  PAGE W  - where the W are square boxes. Pressing alt+f9 does nothing whether before or after I enter the header. If I press the button for page number it works??
0
Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

 

Author Comment

by:jl202
ID: 9817667
Its like the autotext drop down box is not loading these standard values, even though the buttons are. It won't do titles or filenames either, for instance.
0
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Dreamboat earned 200 total points
ID: 9817687
OH!
Why dintcha say so? ;)

Better do Word troubleshooting, beginning with Step 3:
www.theofficeexperts.com/word.htm
0
 

Author Comment

by:jl202
ID: 9817735
Cheers! :-)
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Dreamboat
ID: 9817746
Cool!
And thanks for the grade!
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

I would like to show you some basics you can do with Mailings in MS Word. It´s quite handy feature you can use for creating envelopes, labels, personalized letters etc. First question could be what is this feature good for? Mailing can really he…
This is written from a 'VBA for MS Word' perspective, but I am sure it applies to most other MS Office components where VBA is used.  One thing that really bugs me is slow code, ESPECIALLY when it's mine!  In programming there are so many ways to…
This video walks the viewer through the process of creating a watermark for their document, customizing it, and saving it for viewing/printing needs.
This video walks the viewer through the process of creating envelopes and labels, with multiple names and addresses. Navigate to the “Start Mail Merge” button in the Mailings tab: Follow the step-by-step process until asked to find the address doc…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now