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Windows 7: Word 2010:Page Number option greyed out

21 Nov 2010   #1

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Word 2010:Page Number option greyed out

If I open a new document in Word 2010 and select the Insert tab, the Page Number option in the Header and Footer group is greyed out.

Ken

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21 Nov 2010   #2

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Mine seems OK : do you see it like this?


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21 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi Golden.

No. See attached. I'm using Windows 7 and Word 2010

Word 2010:Page Number option greyed out-capture.png


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21 Nov 2010   #4

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Mmm. I am using Windows 7 x64 and MS2010 too. Perhaps its in the setup somewhere. I'll have a look and see what I can find.
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22 Nov 2010   #5

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Hey Ken,

I had a bit of a look around, but I'm a bit stumped. Can I suggest this:

1. Open a blank document.
2. Right click near the top of the blank page.
3. Do you see a popup called "Edit Header"?
4. If so, click it. Do the header options appear near the top left corner of your ribbon? Like this:


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22 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Hi Golden,

Well done! The extraordinary thing is that, having done the right click once or twice, as you suggested on new documents, I no longer need to do this. I just open the new document select the Insert tab and the Page Numbering is no longer greyed out. Thanks again.

Ken
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22 Nov 2010   #7

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Cool Ken. Glad its all OK.
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19 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Cool...but I have the same problem with Wndows 7 and Word 2007 ...the page numbering is greyed out...however, doing the above did not do the trick. I also tried to delete (as is mentioned on other sites) the BuildingBlocks.dotx" file, still with no results. Any other ideas? Would really appreciate it!
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22 Nov 2011   #9

London
 
 

Golden - thanks so much, have solved my problem!
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22 Nov 2011   #10

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Wow! Holy thread revival! Glad a post almost eaxctly a year old has helped you
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