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Old 05-01-2019, 09:35 AM
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Default Page X of Y - Issues when starting at a latter page


I want to use the Page X of Y AutoText entry in the footer, but I didn't want the footer to appear on the title page. I fixed that problem by creating two different sections in the document. One problem remains, though: The total number of pages in the document is still 20, so the page after the title page says Page 1 of 20. I want it to say Page 1 of 19, since the title page doesn't count.
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See: http://wordfaqs.ssbarnhill.com/FrontMatterRibbon.htm and http://wordfaqs.ssbarnhill.com/PageXofY.htm
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you want to be using "Different First Page" settings not new sections.
See also: Setting Up Letter Templates - Ribbon by Suzanne Barnhill, MVP.

An example: Letterhead Textboxes and Styles Tutorial
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Having different Sections is preferred unless the OP wants to get into field calculation issues and, unless extra measures are taken, still end up with a Table of Contents that has the wrong page #s.
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If a Word Cover Page is used, in Word 2016, that will not be counted in the page numbering or x or y. This is not true in all versions of Word.

Definitely other front matter calls for a section break (and would require a calculated field for the y portion of pagination).
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  1. Thank you!!!! It works! I used this link: http://wordfaqs.ssbarnhill.com/PageXofY.htm and replace NUMPAGES field SECTIONPAGES and now it shows the total number of pages in the section instead of the whole document, brilliant!
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