Word 2007 and 2010 – Page number on footer issues

When working with headers and footers in Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010, you have to be careful when adding a page number or you find that the rest of the header or footer is deleted.

For example, I choose to insert a blank footer (Insert tab, Header & Footer group, then select Blank from the Footer dropdown.

At the left of my footer, I might type some text such as © JMD Training and Consultancy. The Header & Footer Tools Design tab is now visible. At the left hand side, in the Header & Footer group, click the Page Numbers dropdown.

You would expect to go to the Bottom of Page and select your required position and type of number.

However, if you do that whatever you originally put into the footer vanishes.

Instead, position your cursor where you want the footer to be – if you press the Tab key once it will be in the centre of the page and if you press the Tab key twice it will be at the right of the page.

Now, from the Page Numbers dropdown, select Current Position and click on the type of number you want to see. It will now work in conjunction with the rest of the footer.

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About jdonbavand

I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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