Word for Mac Page numbering

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dickmill, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. dickmill macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2016
    I hope I'm in the right forum, but if not, please direct me -- I couldn't find a specific Word forum!

    This should be simple -- but I must be missing something...I've numbered documents before...

    For example, create a 4 page word document. I want Page 3 to be the first page of numbering. I insert a section break (next page) at the end of page 2. I insert page numbers on page 3 (section 2), making sure that "continue from previous section" is unchecked.

    Word numbers the 4 page document 1-2-1-2. I don't want the first two pages (section 1) numbered! If I delete the numbers in section 1, the numbers in section 2 also disappear.

    What am I missing???
  2. sharky25ant macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2013
    I tried it in Pages app and did what you want to do. Sorry but don't have word for mac :(
  3. ObelixUderzo macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2014

    I think you have to uncheck "link to previous" under "header and footer".

  4. dickmill thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2016
    Yes -- thank you --

    I finally worked it out in the Office Forum. It's not apparent that you have to click in a header or footer to have the ribbon come up with a "link to previous" option. I was looking for it among the ribbon choices and couldn't find it until I noticed it after clicking in a footer...not obvious at all...

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