How combine report with new page numbering

I have a database that has 4 different multi-page reports.  Now I have a need to combine them into one report running one after the other, in a special sequence of course, but with the first page of the combined report being page 1 of x, the next page being page 2 of x, and so forth.

But each of the individual report already have this page numbering which somehow has to be ignored.

Is this possible?  If so, how?
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Have a small function:
Public Function PageNumber(Optional Byval Page As Integer = -1) As Integer

    Static NextNumber As Integer

    If Page = -1 Then
        ' Return next page number.
        NextNumber = NextNumber + 1
        PageNumber = NextNumber
    Else
        ' Set last page number.
        NextNumber = Page
    End If

End Function

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Run this command before you open the first report to reset the page number:

    PageNumber 0

In your reports, insert this code:
Private Sub Report_Open(Cancel As Integer)
    Me.Page = PageNumber()
End Sub

Private Sub Report_Unload(Cancel As Integer)
    PageNumber Me.Page
End Sub

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/gustav
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
Nice solution gustav!  Always thinking outside of the box.

I looked at this yesterday and drew a blank :(  (well not quite, but not as simple as yours).

Jim.
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Actually, I was convinced Me.Page was read-only. But it was easy to try if it really was.

/gustav
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SteveL13Author Commented:
Absolutely perfect.  Thank you!
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You are welcome!

/gustav
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