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Windows 7: Pages not automatically numbering in ms 2007

05 Sep 2011   #11
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

This MS guide might help:
Add and format page numbers - Word - Office.com


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05 Sep 2011   #12
lou99

windows 7
 
 

Thanks---everything I have already tried....
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05 Sep 2011   #13
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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05 Sep 2011   #14
lou99

windows 7
 
 

Thanks---but just more of the same on page breaks and sections...
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05 Sep 2011   #15
Imperfect1

 
 

Lou, there is a totally different way you can approach this. Up until now, you have been trying to make numerous footer/numbering/etc. changes to the document you have already created --- and it hasn't worked. The template of this document has had so many changes that it is probably now corrupted beyond repair.

So, perhaps there is a way to approach the problem from a completely different angle: In a totally separate, brand new (empty) Word document, why not create a brand new custom template, one that handles the footer/numbering/etc. exactly as you need. Then, and only then, copy and paste each of the sections of the text of your thesis, one at a time, into the corresponding section of your new template that is numbered the way each section needs to be numbered.
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05 Sep 2011   #16
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

^^^^^^ +1 Makes a lot of sense so it's got to be worth a try.
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05 Sep 2011   #17
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

lou99-

If you would like me to work on your file, send me a PM and I'll send you my email address. I can start on it 6:00 AM Mountain Time.

Regards,
GEWB
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06 Sep 2011   #18
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I wonder if you have a corrupted "BuildingBlocks.dotx" file?

After making a backup, you could try the procedure in the following link:
Cant add page numbers, headers or footers to a word 2007 document


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1. Close any office program that may left open.

2. Open the folder "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks\1033"

3. Delete the "BuildingBlocks.dotx" file.

4. Open Word and close it.

5. Wait a few seconds.

6. Open a new blank page, and try to add page numbers, headers or footers.

7. Optional: Open the folder "C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application Data\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks\1033"

Verity that a new "BuildingBlocks.dotx" file, was created.
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06 Sep 2011   #19
katrina2011

windows 7 ultimate 32bit
 
 

You're problem is that you got a corrupted ms 2007, because i try to number most of my work using just the procedure given by ms, try to install ms office again, or either way try to scan your file from virus
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06 Sep 2011   #20
GEWB

Several flavors of Linux (Mint primary) / 32bit XP, Win7 HomeP / 64bit Win7 Pro, Ultimate / 64Win8.1
 
 

Hello lou99 -

Got most of your issues identified; still working on explaining what may have happened and how to remedy the numbering issue. Was able to create a condition that presented the same numbering result you gave but I need to do it from scratch and document everything...problem is, I played with a lot of steps and I need to find that key step again!

Regarding the {pagemergeformat} issue, that is just a toggle switch (show field code or hide field code). Double click on the code to select and enter the footer, then right-click and select Toggle Field Codes - the numbers are back instead of the code.

The "compatibility mode" isn't really an issue as it just means it was opened/saved in Office 97 - 2003 file format (the "standard" Word.doc format). You can leave it and not worry, especially if you have a lot of in-line formatting (instead of using Word styles) - at this late stage there is no reason to introduce more variables.

Regards,
GEWB
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