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  • Is there a way to have Word check to make certain that page numbering is turned on?
    • Moved by Bill_Stewart Friday, December 18, 2015 3:22 PM Move to more appropriate forum
    Thursday, December 17, 2015 11:34 PM

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  • The display and printing of automatic page numbers in Word documents is controlled by the presence (or absence) of PAGE fields. These may or may not exist in all Sections and in all headers/footers (or the body)within a Section. Depending on how they are used, they may not even relate to the display of page numbers, so just checking for their existence is no guarantee of whether page numbers will be printed.

    Cheers
    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Tuesday, December 22, 2015 1:51 AM
    • Marked as answer by George123345 Wednesday, January 6, 2016 6:48 AM
    Monday, December 21, 2015 11:42 PM
  • But, of course, a page number field doesn't have to reside in a header or footer. It could be anywhere in the document. In other words, hiding headers and footers may not help at all...


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Yes but they only work well in a header/footer.  I do not believe secti0n resets work without headers.

    Still there is no "switch" that turns this on or off.

    Here is a discussion on how to manage page numbers in a document or in sections.

    http://www.techtalkz.com/microsoft-office-word/463485-stopping-page-numbering-middle-document.html


    \_(ツ)_/

    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Tuesday, January 5, 2016 7:00 AM
    • Marked as answer by George123345 Wednesday, January 6, 2016 6:48 AM
    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 12:25 AM

All replies

  • You are posting in the wrong forum.

    Someone will move this to the Word VBA forum.

    Note that your question is rather vague. There is no on/off switch for page numbering.


    \_(ツ)_/

    Thursday, December 17, 2015 11:48 PM
  • Thank you. I realize there's no on/off switch, but there should be a way to determine if a document will print out with page numbers.
    Thursday, December 17, 2015 11:53 PM
  • The display and printing of automatic page numbers in Word documents is controlled by the presence (or absence) of PAGE fields. These may or may not exist in all Sections and in all headers/footers (or the body)within a Section. Depending on how they are used, they may not even relate to the display of page numbers, so just checking for their existence is no guarantee of whether page numbers will be printed.

    Cheers
    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Tuesday, December 22, 2015 1:51 AM
    • Marked as answer by George123345 Wednesday, January 6, 2016 6:48 AM
    Monday, December 21, 2015 11:42 PM
  • Just a thought but you can globally turn on and off headers and footers.\

    The display in Word is also modified by the view that is chosen.  A web view has no headers/footers on the screen.


    \_(ツ)_/

    Monday, December 21, 2015 11:45 PM
  • But, of course, a page number field doesn't have to reside in a header or footer. It could be anywhere in the document. In other words, hiding headers and footers may not help at all...


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Monday, December 21, 2015 11:59 PM
  • But, of course, a page number field doesn't have to reside in a header or footer. It could be anywhere in the document. In other words, hiding headers and footers may not help at all...


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Yes but they only work well in a header/footer.  I do not believe secti0n resets work without headers.

    Still there is no "switch" that turns this on or off.

    Here is a discussion on how to manage page numbers in a document or in sections.

    http://www.techtalkz.com/microsoft-office-word/463485-stopping-page-numbering-middle-document.html


    \_(ツ)_/

    • Proposed as answer by George123345 Tuesday, January 5, 2016 7:00 AM
    • Marked as answer by George123345 Wednesday, January 6, 2016 6:48 AM
    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 12:25 AM
  • Hi rrosenwald,

    This is the forum to discuss questions and feedback for Microsoft Word, the issue is more related to Word coding/programing, you'd better post your question to the MSDN forum for Word

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=worddev&filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc

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    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 8:39 AM