Paginate worksheets in an Excel 2010 workbook

Posted on 2015-01-20
Last Modified: 2015-01-21
I have a workbook with 50 worksheets -- one for each state. I need pagination to start on page 9.

If I use Page Setup and specify 9 as the first page number, every worksheet thereafter shows page 9. If I set Auto as the first page number, it starts with 1 and every page numbers sequentially thereafter. It makes no sense
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Expert Comment

ID: 40561074
To start page numbering at page 9, type the following in the header or footer section of the Page Setup dialog box:
   "&P+8 " (without the quotation marks

Author Comment

ID: 40562048
Remarkably -- at least to me -- doing &[Page]+8 gives me a starting page number of 18 on the odd-numbered pages. But the even-numbered pages are now numbering properly. So when I do print preview, my page numbering looks like this:

18 - 10 - 38 - 12 - 58 - 14 - 78 etc.
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Michael74 earned 500 total points
ID: 40563115
I have attached a working copy of this in action. Some things to consider

Note the space at the end of "&P+8 ". Without this it will not work correctly
Ensure that you do not have "different odd and even pages" selected and if you do want this option that the footer for each one is set correctly by selecting tabs when editing the footer.

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Author Comment

ID: 40563148
Thanks for calling my attention to the space at the end; I hadn't noticed that, and that in fact did the trick. And now I do have different odd and even pages, and each one is paginating correctly.

Cannot thank you enough -- there is no way I would have figured out the need for that space!

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40563149
Never would have figured this out without Michael74's help.
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Expert Comment

ID: 40563215
Thank you, happy to help

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