Two Problems with Word 2008
April 3, 2009 8:21 AM   Subscribe

Two questions about Word 2008, on a Mac.

1. How do I get Word to skip, say, the first eight pages when creating page numbers? I want the page numbers to start on the eighth page; all I can find is a way to make Word call page one page eight.

2. I followed basically these instructions to make an index, but every time I get to the last step, Word puts the index on the very first page, instead of at the end, where I want it. Where did I go wrong?

Thank you very much for your time.
posted by interrobang to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
re: #1 -- Insert > Break > Section Break

This will allow you to begin page numbering (starting at 1) right after the section break.
posted by mattbucher at 8:23 AM on April 3, 2009

Response by poster: There are four options labeled "Section Break". Which one do I use? And should I have the page I want to start on selected, somehow?
posted by interrobang at 8:26 AM on April 3, 2009

Also, you have to be in Draft view. Here are the instructions from Word Help:

1 On the View menu, click Draft.
2 On the View menu, click Formatting Palette.
3 If you haven't done so already, insert a section break where you want to start page numbering.
4 Click in the section where you want to start page numbering.
5 On the View menu, click Header and Footer.
6 Click the Header area at the top of the page, or the Footer area at the bottom of the page.
7 On the Insert menu, click Page Numbers.
8 Click Format.
9 In the Start at box, enter 1, and then click OK.
posted by mattbucher at 9:10 AM on April 3, 2009 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: OK, that worked, except that it put page numbers (1 through 7) on the pages before where I wanted them to start.
posted by interrobang at 9:22 AM on April 3, 2009

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