I have a 75-page Word document that is giving me fits with paginaton.
When I first created the document, I set it to start numbering the pages at 454. In the earliest drafts of the document (a chapter of a book), that worked.
Now it's time to create a new starting page number to more accurately reflect the pagination of the preceding chapters. No matter how many times I remove and recreate all the footers, the first five pages number correctly (500-504)... and then page 6 numbers itself 454. It carries on that way for a while (pages 454-459), and then instead of going to page 460 it starts with 454 again. It then does the same thing: numbers 454-459, then starts page with 454. It then manages to go from 454-485, then starts again with page 454. This occurs even though every footer is "Linked with Previous," and when I look at the format of the page numbers it says "Continue from previous section."
The document has a lot of section breaks -- I go from two column for text to one column for figures. I have seven other chapters in the book that I've handled the same way, and none of them is giving me fits the way this one is. It's as if that page #454 is buried somewhere ... but I sure can't find it.