Page Numbering in Odd and Even Format



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Page Numbering in Odd and Even Format

Postby Mare » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 05:45:36 GMT

Is it possible to have 2 different sets of page numberin 
in the footer (1 set for "even" pages; 1 set for "odd" 
pages). As an example, my left (even) page footer will 
have a page number of "M1". I want the right (even) page 
footer to be "1". The next "even" page will be M2; the 
corresponding "odd" page will be "2".

Is there a way to set this up without having to type the 
page numbers manually?

I have the document formatted with odd and even pages.

Thank you for you assistance.

Re: Page Numbering in Odd and Even Format

Postby Suzanne S. Barnhill » Sun, 18 Jan 2004 07:55:19 GMT

You can do this, but be aware that you will not be able to generate a TOC
from these calculated page numbers.

1. In the odd footers, put this field:

    { = ( {PAGE} + 1)/2 }

2. In the even footers, put this expressionL

    M{ = ( {PAGE} + 2)/2 }

In order to have a page facing page 1 (that is, a page M1), you would have
to use a page 0, but that can be done: in Format Page Number, set the
numbering to start from zero.

Re: Page Numbering in Odd and Even Format

Postby Mare » Wed, 04 Feb 2004 05:53:14 GMT

I tried this, but it is not working.  Are there any spaces 
between each character? (Doesn't seem to matter if there 
is or not.).  Do I type these fields right into the footer 
area, or do I have to go through Insert > Field.  If so, 
then what?  I use Word XP quite a lot, but this is beyond 
my expertise.  

Is there another way of doing this?


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Re: Page Numbering in Odd and Even Format

Postby Suzanne S. Barnhill » Wed, 04 Feb 2004 06:11:43 GMT

You can go through Insert | Field, but note that there are several fields
involved. The { PAGE } field can be inserted using the Insert Page Number
button on the Header and Footer toolbar. It's generally easier to construct
the fields by hand, but you have to use Ctrl+F9 to insert the field
delimiters (the things that look like braces but can't be entered from the

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