(I am using Microsoft Word 2003 SP2)
I have a document which has a cover page and a bunch of regular pages. The cover page is the first physical page in the document. After creating it, I inserted a "next page" section break and began creating my regular pages in the next section. When I added a footer, I was able to set the automatic page numbering such that the page number began at the start of the section, rather than the start of the physical document. So, the second physical page in the document, which is the first of the regular pages and hence the first page in the second section of the document, said "Page 1 of 9" in the footer. My problem is that the automatic total number of pages (9 in this case) is including the cover page. I would like it to read "Page 1 of 8" because there are only 8 regular pages, and I don't want to count the cover page. Is there any way to make this happen?