Pages: page nos problem in Word doc

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  1. AlanWilson macrumors newbie

    Jun 2, 2009
    If a Word doc is opened in Pages, page numbers respond to eg Layout Inspector, Sections, Page Numbers Start At, but they can't be selected or deleted.
    How can I delete ex-Word page numbers?
  2. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Sep 13, 2002
    Bristol, UK
    Can you post a screenshot of what you are trying to change? I can open a Word File in Pages and delete the Page Number in the footer at the bottom of the page.
  3. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington, WA, USA
    Word does some strange things with objects, page numbers, etc. that don't survive translation to Pages very well. Usually these things get converted to master or background objects. Go to Format > Advanced & choose Make master objects selectable & then go to Arrange & select Make background objects selectable. You still might not be able to click on them if they are behind text so you need to command-click outside of the margins & drag the cursor toward the object until it is selected. You can then use the Arrange menu to bring the object to the front.

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