Formatting a legal document in MS Word

Posted on 2012-09-13
Last Modified: 2012-09-25
I'm writing a legal brief....  Lots of formatting issues, but for now, how do you  deal with page numbers?   Opening title page has no page number;  next 10-15 are Roman numerals (e.g. i, iv, etc) the Arabic.

How can my document be set up like this
Question by:RaiderNationDelegate
    LVL 30

    Expert Comment

    by:Paul Sauvé
    Each time you change page numbering, you create a new section. Then you unlink the footer of the new section  from the previous one. Now you can insert the appropriate page numbering in footer of each section.

    Section 1 - no page number inserted.

    Section 2 - insert page numbering - format as Roman numerals - start nembering at i.

    Section 3 - insert page numbering - set format to Arabic numbers (1) and either restart at 1 or continue numbering from the previous section.

    Exactly HOW you do this depends on the version of MS Office you are using (2000 & 2003 or 2007 & 2010).

    Author Comment

    Thank you.
    I have the latest MS Word.... I guess I'm not sure how to establish sections.
    LVL 30

    Accepted Solution

    Page Layout tab -> Page Setup group -> Breaks -> Next Page. A pictire is worth a thousand words:Insert Section break

    Featured Post

    6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

    All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Introduction Authors who set out to write any sort of lengthy piece for online submission—be it a long question or comment on a technical form, an article, or a substantial blog entry—often find it useful to work up a draft in an editor other t…
    Using Word 2013, I was experiencing some incredible lag when typing.  Here's what worked for me....
    Learn how to create and modify your own paragraph styles in Microsoft Word. This can be helpful when wanting to make consistently referenced styles throughout a document or template.
    Office 365 is currently available in five editions. Three of them are for business use: Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business, and Office 365 Business Premium. Two of them are for home/personal use: Office 365 Home and Office 365 Perso…

    745 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    14 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now