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Skipping over page numbers in legal documents

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I am working on editing legal documents.  Part of the editing is removing page numbers that appear on footers on the signature pages.  I haven't been able to find a way to make the page numbers 'skip' these pages - even using a section break that allows me to delete the other language in the footers.  Thanks
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You will need to restart the numbering after each new section break.
Insert tab,  Header & Footer group, Page Number button, Format Page numbers...  item
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Please post a representative sample document
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by:GrahamSkan
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I have just re-read my comment. It might not be clear, so to clarify, I've added a few words (in italics)

You will need to restart the numbering at the appropriate value after each new section break.
Insert tab,  Header & Footer group, Page Number button, Format Page numbers...  item
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by:Paul Sauvé
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just a note:
please understand that you have to UNLINK the Headers/Footers between each new section so that the page numbers don't reappear when you make the changes...
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by:GrahamSkan
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Not sure that I agree with that, Paul. Page numbering is independence of the Header.
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by:Paul Sauvé
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Graham - if all sections are linked, the Headers/Footers in each section will be the same. removing page number from the footer in any section will remove page numbering in the footer of all sections
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by:GrahamSkan
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I'll experiment to see if what I thought was so, is so.
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by:GrahamSkan
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Yes. If you wanted to omit numbering altogether in some sections, you would need to remove the { Page } field and to unlink the Headers (or Footers), but simply restarting works OK even when the Headers are linked.
RestartNumbering.docx
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by:Paul Sauvé
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>> Part of the editing is removing page numbers that appear on footers on the signature pages.

yes - perhaps i misunderstood this part of the question

i assumed that the signature pages are part of the document being edited
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by:GrahamSkan
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Paul,
I'm not sure if our discussion of this point is helpful to the question, but it might turn it to be, so let us pursue it.

I suppose that we are both willing to learn. I know that I have learnt a lot from the research necessary for answering questions and also from other experts'  corrections to my all-too-frequent blunders.

Mark Twain once said “It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt”.
I love that quote, but the origin is less certain (perhaps an otherwise anonymous Mr Phelps) for the saying "a man who never makes mistakes never makes anything.” I prefer that dictum.

Back to the question: I will risk saying that I don't understand 'signature pages', when perhaps I should.

schneider_ks,
Please forgive our asides. I am sure that we will soon get to a definitive answer on the main and the subsidiary points arsing from your question
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question answered by Graham & Paul
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