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MS Word pages numbering and "Go to" feature

by Worder / August 21, 2007 4:35 AM PDT

Numbering the pages, I numbered with Latin letters the first pages and then with Arabic digits the rest.

Now, when I use the "Go to" feature" and input a page Arabic no., it jumps to this number PLUS the Latin numbered former pages. Very computer-intelligent but very inconvenient.
Frex, the Latin are of a quantity of 24, so when I want to go to the Arabic no. 30 page, say, I am propelled to the overall 54 page.

My q is how can I make it skip the Latin nymbered pages?

Many thanks.

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A macro?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 21, 2007 5:03 AM PDT

A macro might do this. I don't know Word macro's very well, (and only a little of Excel), but by delving in to the VBA behind the macro you could subtract 24 from the page number you want to jump to, and it would go there.

Or, using the Goto function itself from the Edit menu, just type in the number minus 24, eg if you want page 97, type in 73, and it should propel you to page 97.

Another way is to place a bookmark at the start of each Arabic page and name it 1, 2, 3, etc for each page, and Goto the Bookmark number.

I'm not sure there is any shortcut around this.

Mark

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I think the page numbers ...
by Kees Bakker / August 21, 2007 5:25 AM PDT

are the absolute page numbers starting from the begin of the document, independent of the way you happened to print them.

Kees

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Thank you, Mark and Kees!
by Worder / August 22, 2007 12:23 AM PDT

Thank you, Mark and Kees!

Kees: Yes, it starts w an absolute count, b/c apparently this is how Word counts.

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