MS Word 2007 Footer Incorrect For All Documents
Posted on 2011-10-14
Recently an end user has been experiencing an issue with MS Word.
The following has transpired:
The end user has numerous documents saved to a SharePoint server (MOSS 2007)
The user used Word 2007 and Word 2010 to edit and save these documents.
Recently the users machine was re-imaged.
Now when they open these documents the footer behaves differently.
Before the machine was re-imged, a 4 page document would say "Page 1 of 4, Page 2 of 4, Page 3 of 4, Page 4 of 4)
Now ALL documents say (Page 1 of 1, Page 2 of 4, Page 3 of 4, Page 4 of 4)
The issue is that the first page of all documents always says "Page 1 of 1."
I found that if I edit the footer and uncheck the box that says "Different first page," the problem is fixed.
HOWEVER, there are hundreds of documents, and the user cannot do this for every document.
Is there a global way to force the template to switch this setting for all documents using the .dotm template or some other method?