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How do I change where the page numbering in a MS word document footer begins?

i have been trying to change the page numbering in the footer of a microsoft word 2007 document for a day now with little success. Every time i change the number it begins from the preceeding 2 pages. So  from the Insert-->page number remove or insert it still stay's the same. Please advise
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GrahamSkanCommented:
Page numbering is controlled by section. If you want the numbering to start on a certain page, create a new section by insertion a (next page) section break. Then in the Page Number Format dialogue, you can choose which number you want the section to start with.
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ID10TzAuthor Commented:
when I do that it creates another page.
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GrahamSkanCommented:
Are you using manual page breaks? If so, replace the one at the end of the potential previous section.
Otherwise, it should be possible to position if the section break right at the end if the previous page without creating a new page.
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ID10TzAuthor Commented:
its a 12 page document with footer & headers. When trying to change the numbering which has been placed in the footer it continues to refer to the firt page and not the third page where I want the document to begin its numbering.
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GrahamSkanCommented:
In my previous advice, I forgot to advise you to unlink the footer in the second section, and to then delete the page field from the first section, otherwise the first two pages will also be numbered, so I would expect the numbering to go 1,2,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10.
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GrahamSkanCommented:
This article explains page numbering in full:
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Numbering/PageNumbering.htm
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ID10TzAuthor Commented:
Ended up completin gthe following:

Placed the cursor at the beginning of the page where you want page numbering to start.
On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Breaks. Under Section Breaks, click Next Page. On the Insert tab, in the Header & Footer group, click Header or Footer, and then click Edit Header or Edit Footer to make changes in the header or footer area.
The header or footer that contains the page number is labeled Section 2.
Note:    If the header or footer is labeled First Page Header -Section 2- or First Page Footer -Section 2- and you want the header or footer on the first page of this new section to be the same as the header or footer on the rest of the pages in this section, clear the Different First Page check box in the Options group.


Under Header & Footer Tools, on the Design tab, in the Navigation group, click Link to Previous  to break the connection between the header or footer in the new section and the previous section.
If you want the numbering on this page to start with 1, in the Header & Footer group, click Page Number, click Format Page Numbers, and then type 1 in the Start at box, and click OK.
In the Navigation group, click Previous Section , and delete the page number in the header or footer that is labeled Section 1.
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ID10TzAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for ID10Tz's comment #a38341060

for the following reason:

right answer
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GrahamSkanCommented:
The essential points in the article (unattributed, but by Microsoft here: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/add-and-format-page-numbers-HP001226513.aspx ) that you copied as the answer had already been given.
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ID10TzAuthor Commented:
Grahamskan you are correct. I don't know how I could've missed that.
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ID10TzAuthor Commented:
Don't know why I didn't see this. It seems as though I had found what you said prior your post, but will award you. Thank you for the help.
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