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16-07-2009, 10:26 AM
I have a 5 page MS Word 2007 document. The 1st page is a cover page the 2nd page is the table of contents.

I want to insert the page number from page 3 starting with the number 1.

I have followed the instructions on the Microsoft Office on-line help pages but have not been able to get this done.

Can anyone give me a hand with this one please?


16-07-2009, 10:41 AM
Did you look here (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word/HP012265131033.aspx), and check under the 'Control where page numbering starts' section?


16-07-2009, 02:01 PM
Yes, that's exactly the page I went to but it didn't work.

I'll try again, though.


16-07-2009, 03:12 PM
Hi, I think you will need to insert a section break as Word uses page numbers and formatting applicable to whole sections.

Move cursor to the bottom of page 2 (ie after any text) and select Page Layout > Breaks > Section Break (Next Page). You now have a section break to separate pages 1 & 2 from the rest of the document.

Now move cursor to anywhere on page 3 so your in the 2nd section and select Insert > Page Number and then choose bottom of page or where ever you want the page numbers. You now have this starting at number 3 by default so to change this to 1 select Insert > Page Number > Format Page Numbers > Start At : 1.


16-07-2009, 03:32 PM
The other option is to tick the box which says "Different First Page" under the "Header and Footer Tools" tab when you are editing the footer.