word help!

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  1. erinleigh macrumors newbie

    erinleigh

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    #1
    Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.

    OK, this is really random, and kind of stupid, but, I'm writing a paper for my history class using Word 2004 (on a Powerbook). I need to insert page numbers; however, when I click on "Insert" in the menu bar, my Page Numbers option is missing?! I know it's been there before, because I've used it. I went into the Help menu, and it told me exactly what I was trying to do. I thought maybe it was because I had updated Word recently, but then why would the Help menu tell me to do that? I am so confused! How can something like that just disappear??
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I know this is no help but on my Word 2004 it's the second item on the Insert menu. If you quit Word, start it again and start a new document is it there?
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Just noticed another way of adding them. On my Formatting Palette I have a section called Add Object. If I scroll a little bit down there I get things like Page X of Y which will do what you want as well.
     
  4. erinleigh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I tried quitting it, opening a new document--it's like the Insert Page Number option just disappeared. The "insert page x of y" should work, though, thank you much. There is an insert "current page" option, but it doesn't have any options as to where to put it...I'm just totally confused how something like that could just not be there anymore. Aggh.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It puts it where the caret is. Where the other option went? I've no idea. It's one of those little mysteries.
     
  6. Brize macrumors 6502a

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    To replace missing menu items within Office 2004, go to Tools>Customize Toolbars/Menus, and then click on the Commands tab. In this case, choose Insert from the categories menu, and you should see an option for Page Number in the right-hand pane. Drag that to the Insert menu on the new customisation toolbar that should have appeared. If you hover over the menu, it should drop down, thus allowing you to place the item wherever you like within the menu.

    I'm not sure I've explained this particularly well, but then again, it's not a particularly elegant implementation of menu customisation. In any event, I hope this helps.
     
  7. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Make sure you're in 'Page Layout' view not Normal, Online or Outline.

    It's under the 'View' menu.
     
  8. iSaint macrumors 603

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    You can also put page numbers and other information on your header or footer. Go to View>Header/Footer

    There are several customizable things there. You can also start page numbers on the second page instead of the first.
     
  9. erinleigh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did the edit toolbars thing, and got it back that way. Thanks for all your help. :) I know that has to be the stupidest question ever but I was soo confused, and panicked. But thanks all!
     
  10. ginab macrumors newbie

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    Not a dumb question

    I tried all of the suggestions for this problem above. Insert page number does not show up in the panel for me to turn it on. I can drag insert page number up in the bar but it just puts a page number where ever the cursor sits. I cannot get "page number" to show up in the "insert" drop down. I am SO frustrated about this and cannot find my darn disk with the software on it. I was thinking maybe if I re-install it that it may work right. Any thoughts?:mad:
     
  11. 4STER macrumors newbie

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    Fix for page numbers

    Follow the same instructions for tools--> customize and stuff but instead of insert page number, scroll down a little. There is one called insert page numbers. That is the option you are looking for.

    Cheers
     

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