How to sequentially number a Word ducument

Posted on 2012-09-17
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Last Modified: 2012-09-17
I have a single page document in Word 2010.

Is there any way to print say 50 copies with a box that shows a number increasing by one as each page is printed?

Grateful for any advice.
Question by:gilbey666
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by:Brad Bouchard
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Print 50 copies then open your printer in the bottom right hand corner of your screen and it will tell you the number it is currently printing.

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Sorry, didn't explain well, I need to sequentially add a number that is printed onto each document. In each instance the document is one page long and identical apart from a different number on each.
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Michael Dyer earned 1000 total points
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I';m guessing you want to sequentially number each copy you are printing out - look here for instructions on how to create a macro that can do this:


This can also be done in Visual Basic as described here:

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by:Brad Bouchard
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This is easy...

Within Word click on Insert > Page Number > On bottom of page (or wherever you'd like it)
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GrahamSkan earned 1000 total points
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There are some answers on this site here:

If you need further help with the suggestions, including my own, please ask.

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Thanks for your help

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