Page X of Y printing incorrect numbers


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Maximzodal

Mac OS X 10.6.4 Word 12.2.7 – Networked Macbook and iMac

I’ve tried searching using every combination and permutation of search
features I can think of but can’t find an answer to this problem.

The documents I create are just normal documents. No section breaks.

For years, (Windows Word 1 through Mac Office 2004) the page numbering
I’ve used has been Page X of Y placed in the footer. With Word 2008,
I open footer, open tools, select Page Number and Number of Pages and
manipulate to show Page X of Y. I close the header/footer, and the
numbering shows up correctly in print layout view, say Page 1 of 20,
etc. If I do a Print Preview, the numbering shows correctly.
However, when I print the document, each page has Page 1 of 1, Page 2
of 2, etc. all the way to the last page!

So, I’m thinking this is a field, so maybe it's a field problem. But
if so, why are the numbers showing OK in page layout and print
preview? On-screen everything looks great, but print the document and
the same print number problem persists 1 of 1, 2 of 2, etc. I save
the document to Dropbox and open it on an iMac. Again, on-screen it
looks fine but printing gives me the same garbage!

HOWEVER, sometimes it works fine! I cannot for the life of me
determine what changes are made to print the correct numbers! I
rarely use fields and my Macbook keyboard setup makes updating a field
very difficult so I just don’t do it.

That it works inconsistently is truly frustrating. Maybe it’s me?
Please. If I’m doing something obviously incorrect or stupid, can
someone point it out?

Thanks,
Max
 
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nico.louagie

An old post, but the problem remains.

I have the same issue on a windows computer, Word 2007. It's curious, because it only happens on one printer.

Has anyone already solved this?
 

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