Word 2013 - Page Number Starts at 2 on New Section

Hey All,

I'm blanking out on this one. I have a document to which I added a title page. It already had page numbers (e.g. 1 o 14). After I added the title page, "Page 1 of 14" of course became "Page 2 of 14".

I inserted a section break so that I could disconnect the footer on the title page from the footer for the remainder of the document.

After I did so, I clicked on LINK TO PREVIOUS (on the page showing 2 of 14), hoping that I could break the link and start at page 1. However, it seemed that LINK TO PREVIOUS was already turned off.

Bottom line: how can I refresh the page numbering so that it starts with 1 on page 1 of the new section (page 2 of the entire doc)

Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAsked:
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Find Page Number in the Header & Footer Group of the Header & Footer Tools/Design Tab.
Choose the Format Page Numbers... item and select Start at: in the Page numbering section

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Kanti PrasadCommented:
Hi Stephen

go to 'Insert' menu and click on the page numbers bottom and then click remove page numbers and then to back and insert page numbers.

Generally by adding title page the next page will hold as page no 1 and not the title page as number 1.
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
>>Find Page Number in the Header & Footer Group of the Header & Footer Tools/Design Tab.
Choose the Format Page Numbers... item and select Start at: in the Page numbering section<<

That worked! Thank you so much.
Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your suggestion, but by the time I saw it I had followed Graham's procedure and it solved my issue. I appreciate the input though.

Stephen KairysTechnical Writer - ConsultantAuthor Commented:

I just realized that my original question did not address handling the "of XX" in "Page 1 of 14".  After I followed Graham's directions, I noticed that the displayed page numbers now ran from "1 of 14" to "13 of 14".

I solved it as follows.

2. Go to the first page of the section that contains the page numbers.
3. Move cursor over the "14" in "1 of 14", which will highlight that field.
4. Right Click on that field, and choose EDIT FIELD. This step brings up the FIELD dialog box.
5. On the left, under FIELD NAMES, change NumPages to SectionPages.
6. Click OK.
7. Close the footer. (I had some trouble doing this, but eventually was able to do so.)

Thanks again.
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