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MS WORD 2007: HOW TO START PAGE NUMBER FROM THE MIDDLE OF DOC

HELLO EXPERTS
I HAVE A WORD DOCUMENT OF 100 PAGES, I DO NOT WANT TO SHOW THE PAGE NUMBERS FOR THE FIRST 7 PAGES AND THE LAST 7 PAGES.
PLEASE CAN SOMEONE ADVISE HOW CAN I GO ABOUT STARTING THE PAGE NUMBER FROM THE 8TH PAGE AND STOPS AT 92ND PAGE OF THE DOCUMENT
THANKS
S
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This is how i usually do it.
- Separate each of your non-numbered pages with a SECTION break instead of a page break
- Add page numbers.
- Set "Different in the first page" for each non-numbered page

Now your page numbers should start wherever you want to. You can create an unlimited number of section breaks just like you can with page breaks.

~Ecchin
~Please. Don't use all caps. That's rude.

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Hi Ecchin
Sorry about my original post being in all the CAPS, however I do not want to sound rude though.
That was just because of the shift key got stuck in my keyboard.
Thanks for the advise
I did try to use the section breaks, it is starting from 1 on the 7th page however, I still see few earlier pages has still got the number (ex: 5,7) and also how can I stop the number on the 93th page?
I am unable to achieve this with the simple section break thingy...
Please advise
Thanks

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I wasn't really serious about all the caps, don't worry.

When you uncheck the "Different in the first page" option in each non-numbered page, the page numbers 1 through 7 should have disappeared.
If you got that right, you must now go to the 8th page, select the page number, go to "Format Page Numbers" at tell it to start from page 1 (instead of default 8). When you do this, the 100th page should be 93, right?

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(:-

I am still getting number for the 1-7 pages, and I should have substracted total 14 out of 100. I mean to say that I want to stop the page numbers when it reasches 86th page, leaving the 7 pages empty... hope this makes sense?
thanks

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Still getting the numbers for 1-7 even with that option on? oO

I used the same method to remove the last page numbers as well, creating more page section.
But now that i'm trying again, the page numbers are, indeed, not going away! Why not try it like this:

Make a section for the first part, a section for the middle, and a section for the end.
Paint the text of the first and third sections white. It is now gone, I hope? :/
Joanne M. OrzechManager, Document Services Center
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If you can upload the doc, I can take a look at it....

Also see http://word.mvps.org/faqs/numbering/pagenumbering.htm
PS – DON’T forget to unlink your sections. By default, the sections are linked. If you start numbering the pages, obviously the preceding and following sections will also include the page numbers. Simply uncheck the link to previous section BEFORE & AFTER the numbered section. Then remove the page numbering from those 2 sections. Then, only the section from pages 8 to 92 will be numbered.
cheers, Paul
To format the page numbering for different sections, at the bottom of page 6, click at the end of the last sentence on page. Then, follow the directions below:
1.On the Insert menu, click Break.
2.Click Next Page, Even Page, or Odd Page, and then click OK.
3.Click in the first section.
4.On the View menu, click Header and Footer.
5.Click in the header or footer where you want the page number.
6.On the Header and Footer toolbar, click Insert Page Number.
7.On the Header and Footer toolbar, click Format Page Number.
8.In the Number format box, click the format that you want for the numbers in this section.
Do one of the following:
         •If you want the page numbering for the first page in this section to start at a particular number other than the first number in the format series, click Start at under Page numbering, and then enter the first number that you want to appear on the first page of the section.
         •If you want the page numbering to continue from the previous section, click Continue from previous section.
9.Click OK.

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Hi Tech_Queen:
I am using Word 2007 and I cannot find exact options you specified above.

Thanks Paul, but I am unable to unlnk the sectiosn for some reason .... I am still struggling to do this.

JOrzech:  Thanks for your input, due to the sensitivity of the document I cannot upload it.

I will be glad if someone further advise with the easiest method for word 2007

Thanks

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paulsauve:
please can you let me know how can I remove the previous and after sections?
thanks

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I got it to show, in a blank document, the numbers 1 through 8 in pages 5 through 12.
I used a page breaks in each page. Then I added a continuum section break on page 12 (page number 8) and another section break on page 4 (the page before page number 1).
Then, on the Headers and Footers Tools tab, there is a an option about connecting the current section to the one before. If you uncheck that option, you can then delete the page numbers in the footer or header in the previous and after sections.

Please, check out  the file I uploaded.

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Hi Ecchin
I think you forgot to attach the file here

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Hm, i was pretty sure to have attached it! Trying again. Sorry.
Doc1.docx

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thanks, it looks exactly the way i wanted however i am still unable to get it..
if i have 100 pages would you want me to add a page break in each of these pages and only then section break would work?
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No. God no! 100 page breaks?
You don't *need* the page breaks. I just used them because it's faster than filling them with text or line breaks. I am assuming that the part where you want to initiate and finish paging can have a break. Lemme try again, but with text instead of page breaks.
So, again, what I did in this test document:
1) Wrote my text;
2) Added page breaks 3 and 26 (of 29);
3) Added a continuum section break right after the page break;
4) Double clicked the footer and added page numbering;
5) Selected the page of the 4th page > Footers and Headers Tool > unckecked "Connect to Previous section" (or analogous, since I use a PT version). This will unlink the sections.
6) Selected the page number > Page Numbers Menu > Format Page Numbers (Office 2007). Start at: [1   ]
7) At last, select the page number on the 3rd page and delete it. The second section should remain intact.
8) Do the same unlinking for the final section;
9) Delete the numbering from that section too.

If this doesn't work :S i don't know what else will.
Doc1.docx

Sorry, at work today – didn’t see your question until this evening (I’m on Eastern Standard Time).
Click the Insert ribbon and select Footer – Modify. A new ribbon menu opens. That is where you see Link and Unlink from previous section. Please have a look at the 2 files I have included.
PaulS

NO-BREAKS-Eighth-Grade-Report.doc
The-Eighth-Grade-Report.doc

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Thanks folks, I am sorry for the delay. I am still busy on my other task. I will get back to you soon I get the chance to look into this again...

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