Difficulty inserting page numbers commencing at 5th page of a document.
Posted on 2009-12-26
I have a document formatted in Word, some thirty pages long a chapter of a book. I want NO page numbers on the first four pages (which are title pages). I then want numbering to appear in the text, starting on the fifth page.
I know how to Insert and Remove numbers in Word. I know that to in order to commence numbering five pages into the document, I should insert a page break or a section break at the end of page 4. I should then insert the page number on the next page. I have done this but what happens is that while the number appears on the fifth page (as I want it) , the previous four pages are also numbered (I want no numbers on these pages but there they are! If I get rid of them all numbers disappear). What is going wrong? Looking at the document using the NORMAL view, I can see no page breaks, or section breaks, apart from the ones I enter. Inserting the page break or the section break (next page, continuous) seems to make no difference. This is very frustrating.