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Old 09-29-2018, 10:19 PM
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Unlike Word 2003, which I had clung to like a life jacket, Word 2016 is very poor indeed. I am sure this is your experience.

My problem was simple to fix in 2003, but 2016 is so unbelievably poor that my computer is at great risk of being smashed up before this problem is fixed unless someone can help.

Formatting paperback document. Requires different headers on odd and even pages. Also required page numbers.

I set up the page numbers, which requires DIFFERENT ODD AND EVEN PAGES box to be unchecked or they will not number the document correctly.



I then go to set up headers which must be different on odd'/even pages. This requires the DIFFERENT ODD AND EVEN PAGES box to be checked or I get the same header on both odd and even.

When I check it I get different headers on odd/even pages but all even page nos deleted (useless). When I uncheck it I get my page numbers but the same headers on both odd/even (useless)

Did one document that worked. Did second document immediately afterwards identically that did not work, so it's random and very frustrating.

Please help.
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Old 09-30-2018, 01:17 AM
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Unlike Word 2003, which I had clung to like a life jacket, Word 2016 is very poor indeed. I am sure this is your experience.
Hardly. Yes, the new interface - which has been around for well over a decade now - takes some getting used to, but Word 2016 is far more capable than Word 2003 ever was.
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I set up the page numbers, which requires DIFFERENT ODD AND EVEN PAGES box to be unchecked or they will not number the document correctly.
No, it doesn't. The page setup requirement is exactly the same as it was in Word 2003.
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When I check it I get different headers on odd/even pages but all even page nos deleted (useless). When I uncheck it I get my page numbers but the same headers on both odd/even (useless)
Perhaps you should take a little more time learning how to use Word - any version. Even as far back as Word 6/Office 4 (1993 vintage), Word has had the same page setup & header/footer arrangement. Configuring a document with a 'different odd and even' page setup has always required the even page header/footer to be created separately from the primary page header/footer. See: https://support.office.com/en-us/art...8-4897B89BE2EF
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I agree with everything Paul told you. This is not any different from Word 2003.

See Header/Footer Settings Recap and Page Numbers in Word 2007-2019.


The controls for the features are in different places and it takes some getting used to. The Ribbon Interface is different. It makes using Word easier for newbies. For those who have used menus and toolbars (Word 97-2003), at first exposure the Ribbon is harder to use. You are going through the pain and outrage I experienced a while back.

If you would like to have the menus you are used to, you can add them. You can find a free download to do that, see Ribbon Menu Control – Classic UI by Greg Maxey. Search the page for "Classic UI." Eventually, I predict you will turn it off. In the short term, it may make you more productive.
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