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Q: Adding Page Numbers

Please can you tell me how to add page numbers to documents in Libre Office Writer.


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Is there some way to make it so page numbers display on the printed pages of an Adobe .pdf file? I converted a Word document to .pdf, but the Word document did not have the numbered pages. I now want to add the numbers in Adobe Reader, but it looks like I'll have to go back to the original Word document, add headers which include the page number, and then re-convert it to .pdf. Is that correct? If I could do it within Adobe Reader, that would be preferable.

A:Adding Page Numbers to .PDF document

The file is a creation from an original Word file, the page numbers would need to exist in the Word file.

It would be a nightmare if in creating a PDF it was able to assign new printed page numbers as these would often not align with the original document and TOC's would be incorrect.

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Hello All,

I am using batch manager in Omnipage Professional 17 to convert batch of PDF files to text files using Omnipage.

Now the problem is i want to add some indicator specifying page numbers to separate different pages of PDF files in my text file.

as an example suppose there is an PDF file with 5 pages getting converted to a single text file using Omnipage then i want to add page number in my text file to separate each page content available in PDF file pages.

I went through help docs of batch manager but do not find any configuration option to do this.

Please let me know if anyone have solution for this.


A:Omnipage + Adding Page Numbers to PDF File pages

Maybe this will help you http://www.a-pdf.com/number/ . It's a free utility to add page numbers to pdf files.

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I have some reference books I use and in all of them I have this problem:

The number written on the document pages doesn't match the number my pdf reader says, and for every document it has a different offset. That is, for example when I go to page 16, then on the page itself it's written that it's page 5 and not 16.

It's an annoying problem.
Is there any way to fix this by changing the pdf numbering or is there any workaround?


A:pdf page numbers don’t match document page numbers

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Id like to add page numbers to a word document but I dont want the first and second page of the document to have page numbers.

The problem is: I dont know how to make the second page free from numbers. Can anyone help me?

A:Solved: Page numbers on the second page in word 2003

How to set up a document with front matter numbered separately

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I have a company that sends people out into the field, the job may take more than one day and they may sell the same and different items each day. I am looking for an easy way to total these things up. I know Excel pretty well, but I can't figure out macros. What I would like to do is;be able to input Item #'s, have it look up the Description (which I know how to do), then I enter amount used, then on the side somewhere have it "auto sort" and "auto total" in either format as shown in Option #1 or #2 (I would really like it to show Option #2 & 1) Then I can review it with each item listed in order and give it to my secretary to enter into my invoicing program.

Item # Description Amount used
101 Truck 1
102 Pencils 6
205 Paper 8
215 Eraser 4
318 Envelope 10
101 Truck 3
319 Paper Clip 2
102 Pencils 5
318 Envelope 8
101 Truck 5
217 Ink 2
319 Paper Clip 8
205 Paper 2
215 Eraser 4

Option #1
Item # Description Total Used
101 Truck 9
102 Pencils 11
205 Paper 10
215 Eraser 8
217 Ink 2
318 Envelope 18
319 Paper Clip 10
Option #2
Item # Description Total Used
101 Truck 1
101 Truck 3
101 Truck 5 9
102 Pencils 6
102 Pencils 5 11
205 Paper 8
205 Paper 2 10
215 Eraser 4
215 Eraser 4 8
217 Ink 2 2
318 Envelope 8
318 Envelope 10 18
319 Paper Clip 2
319 Paper Clip 8 10

A:Adding numbers from jobsheets

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Not as easy at it sounds!

I have a cell with the following:


I need excel to calculate the total of these figures e.g =

this should give me a total of 169.

These figures are random e.g.

in each of these i would like the totals to be show eg:
Y189 - is 189
F2C77W10Y177 - is 266

Im stuck....

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I need an Excel formula that will add a column of numbers by the date in which they (each number) occurred. The dates and numbers in sequence (which helps). For example, to add all of the monthly payments (by month) that will occur between 10/1/04 and 10/1/05 (in this case one payment per month) what could I use as a formula?

Help would be appreciated as Hurricane Francis blows right over my head here in Orlando.

A:Adding numbers between know dates

Here ya go: http://www.dicks-blog.com/excel/2004/03/sumif_between_t.html

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Could somebody help me . I need to print a Word file, but every print has to be numbered. There surely must be some way of doing it automatically. HELP

A:Adding Numbers to a Printout

print out of what in what program
adding what type of numbers

assuming word
assuming page numbers
assuming XP

on the top menu
page numbers

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Hi All,

Anyone know how to add and total up numbers in a table cell? Thanks.


A:Adding and Total Up Numbers in a Table

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I am having trouble with Excel 2003 automatically adding the last digit in a Postal Code. For example, when I type in "R3R 4K5" in A1 and then click the corner of it and drag it down a couple of cells it goes from "R3R 4K5" to "R3R 4K6" and "R3R 4K7" and so on.

Is there an option that you can disable to prevent this?


A:Solved: Excel adding numbers

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I have a new 11e laptop, 3rd Generation. Everything was working good. All of a sudden, the keyboard when typing only the middle row letters of "a,s,d,f, j, k, l, ;" a number will be added in front or to the back of the letter. All other keys are typing fine. I have checked for anything NumLock that could be related to causing this. Nothing in BIOS Set. Checked keyboard settings - the correct language is set. I tried to press FN+F11 and nothing. I turned on the online keyboard and clicked on NumLock there and turned it off, that did not fix it. I attached an external keyboard, that types fine. Turned on and off num lock, that did not fix it. I did a restore back to a date before it happened, that did not fix it. I just reimaged the laptop and that did not fix it. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!

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Im using windows 10 totally updated version and the problem im facing is that windows keeps adding numbers after my WiFi name/SSID and the number keeps on increasing. It aint causing any trouble with network usage but I still wanna fix it and wanna know whats causing this. Ive attached a picture with this thread where u can see the wifi name states Redmi 7 but my network name is just Redmi. This 7 was 2,3,4... some days ago. Please help me asap with this issue ill be grateful.

A:Windows keeps adding numbers after my WiFi name

I don't understand why that is a "problem" or why you are bothered, but I don't need to understand. In Network Connections you can right click on the connection name and select Rename and call it whatever you wish (within reason). I should add that you could do this in previous versions of Windows but I'm only assuming the ability has not been removed in Windows 10.

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About a year ago, I created an input form that contains a subform in which are listed all the contributions of a member of the organization. Under the subform -- IN THE MAIN FORM, not within the subform -- I had placed a field that summed the contributions for that individual, and another field that displayed the domain sum (DSum) for all contributions. Both have worked perfectly every since.

The field that sums the contributions for the individual used the formula "=[Contributions subform].[Form]![ContribSum]". The field that does the domain sum is "=DSum("Contribution","Contributions")+IIf(DSum("MatchAmt","Contributions") Is Not Null,DSum("MatchAmt","Contributions"),0). I removed the field "MatchAmt" from the table, and changed the DSum statement to just "DSum ("Contribution","Contributions").

After doing that, both field yield only "#Error". Part of my puzzlement is the field "ContribSum". It is not a field in either table, and is nowhere in either form. I haven't the foggiest where it is or why the formula refers to it. I tried using just "=Sum([Contributions.subform].Form![Contribution]), but that for some reason reports only the first contribution; doesn't add all of them up.

So my question is, how does one sum number fields in a subform in a field OUTSIDE of the subform/in the host form?


A:Adding numbers in a subform (Access 2000)

Put the "=" back in front of DSum, so that it says this:

The "#Error" means that Access is trying to do some sort of operation that it can't pull off.

As for your sum question, it's cagey, unless you can program a little. The workaround is this:
In the subform, show the form footer. There should be a control there called ContribSub, I'm guessing, from your post. If not, make one.
Set its control source to


Once you're sure the subform sum is working, you can set the Visible property of the form footer to false. That way you don't see your total down there.
Now you can build a control source on the master form whose control source is set to

=[Contributions subform].[Form]![ContribSum]

As for why your other attempt wasn't working (the one that goes like "=Sum([Contributions.subform].Form![Contribution])"), you must remember that Access maintains only one "active" record at a time, per form or subform. So your control wasn't lying; I'll bet changing records in the subform would prove that. But it's only adding the total of the active record--this is the big difference from a report, where there are no active records.

Hope this helps. Let us know.

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I don't know it it's appropriate subforum to ask it, but as i'm under Windows 7 i thought it might've been a right place to start with.

Technically what i mean is i've got a row of numbers in notepad, like:


What i'd like to do is automatically put a syntax in front of these numbers, like:


I've got tens of thousands of such numbers, thats why it has to be done automatically.

Can you do it somehow with CMD perhaps? Or do you need any external program. If so, which one?


A:Adding random syntax in front of numbers automatically?

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I use word a lot and i have not been able to find the formula or the tab of how to post different page numbers on each page of a word document. I write papers for school and i do my own work and I feel that it would be good if I had page numbers on each page but am not sure how to even do that.

Do I need a formula? If so were do i put it so that I may get the page numbers on each page?

A:help loading page numbers on each page

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Hello group,

I wasn't quite sure how to word the subject line. I would like to be able to add a number to column A everyday and have the cumulative sum of column A show in column B in the adjacent cell so I can chart it. So it would look something like this:

1 1
1 2
1 3
2 5
-1 4

I think it's something to do w/the SUM function but I can't quite figure it out. Any help much appreciated.


A:Solved: Excel: Adding Numbers in a Column on a Daily Basis?

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I am printing a Microsoft Word 2007 document and the numbers are cut off at the bottom of the page. This is using an HP7100 inkjet. Part of the footer is lost as well.

When I change the printer, and print from our Canon ir2018 LASER, everything is printed in its entirety. There are no problems, and that's with me not altering the Word file whatsoever.

I am able to print an Excel spreadsheet using the HP7100 until about 1/4" of the bottom of the page. These page numbers in the Word 2007 are much higher up (physically) and should not be out of the range of the printer considering what it can do for the Excel file.

Lastly, when viewing the document in "Print Preview" in Word, if I have the HP7100 set to print, it does not show that the footer will be printed. If I change the Printer to the Canon, the footer returns. So Print Preview accurately tells me what will be printed based on which printer I select to print from.

Is this an issue in Microsoft Word? How can I print these footers and page numbers from my HP7100?


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I have been trying to print out 150 pages with numbers in the header..100-250..I have followed instructions in help, but only get the first number..100.. printing out on each page..can someone help me please?

A:Page numbers

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The task handed me was to clean up this document the text from an out of print book. The intent is to publish the document as a PDF booklet. What I have are pages in letter size. There are two obstacles I need help on.

The first are the page numbers on every page. I have Googled 'removing all page numbers from a word 2007 document' and there are many suggestions - and though I have attempted to use all those tips I am unable to remove the page numbers. I have attached a few pages in the hope that there is a remedy.

Secondly I need to adjust the pages so that the fit to what was the original book text page size: 5.5 x 8.8
It's not to be exact rather that the final PDF document should look and read as the original in a 5.5 x 8.8 presentation.

If there are comments to assist in the project I will be most grateful. Thanks!

A:Removing all page numbers and then some...

Your source document has a lot of strange formatting in it. I would start by selecting all the text (Ctrl-A), creating a new blank document, then Paste Special>Unformatted Text. This will remove all the section breaks and so on.

It will probably also remove the page numbers, which in your source document are inserted as images in the footers. To check, go to Insert>Header & Footer>Footer>Remove Footer.

Than set the page size in Page Layout>Size>More Paper Sizes...

This should get you most of the way there. When it looks the way you want it, Save As...>PDF.

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Alright...two issues here. #1: I have my document split into sections, and I can't figure out how to delete page numbers from just one section, even though all the help information I read says I should be able to. "Page numbers are section specific not document specific". #2. Assuming I can resolve issue #1, is there anyway to delete page numbers from just one or two pages within a section without splitting the document into more sections?

A:Deleting Page Numbers

Hi Mathias,
I suspect that your problem with deleting page numbers from just one section is that the page numbers are contained in the footer and the footer for each section is set to "same as previous". To check, place your cursor somewhere in the section for which you want to delete the page numbers. Go to View/Header and Footer. On the Header and Footer toolbar, click the toggle button for "Switch Between Header and Footer". The top of the footer box should say Footer-Section # on the left. If it says "Same as Previous" on the right, click the "Same as Previous" button on the toolbar to unlink the footer for this section from the previous section. You should also go to the next section's footer (if any) and deselect the "Same as Previous" button. Return to the footer for the section in which you want to delete the page numbers. You should now be able to highlight the page number and delete it without affecting the prior or subsequent sections.

As for your second question, I'm unaware of a way to delete page numbers from select pages within a section. Someone else might have some ideas though.

Hope that helps - it feels like I've made it more complicated than it really is, so post back if you have questions.

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I have a Hp 5550 inkjet desk Jet Printer.
Like to know how to always print the page numbers.
Is there a setting for this?

A:how to always print the page numbers.

HP Deskjet 5550 Color Inkjet Printer

The "Solve a problem" and "How to" sections may be helpful to you.


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Sorry to put my fading memory on you. I forgot how to add page numbers to a word doc. I use "insert footer" and "insert page numbrs" but i get html code and soemthing like "{PAGE \*MERGEFORMAT} What am I doing wrong? Thanks



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Hello, Can anyone help me remove page numbering from documents. I'm using Word on Windows XP. Thanks.

A:Removing page numbers

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My page numbers appear fine in the slides but don't appear in Print Preview and will not print up????

A:Page Numbers - PPT 2003

if you goto
slide number

and tick slide number there

Mine is on print preview OK

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Is there a way to delete GLOBALLY ALL PAGE NUMBERS in a word document?


A:delete all page numbers

Yes, go to the footer (if that is where they at) and remove the page number entry.

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Good morning (to those of you in the western hemisphere).

In MS Word, when I insert page numbers into a doc, and look in print view, I can see the numbers (in light gray) at the bottom of the page. But when I print the document, NO NUMBERS?


A:printing page numbers

Try increasing:

Your bottom margin to 1.25"
Your footer margin to .75"

If that works, you may want to do it in a plain document, then hit the "default" button. Many printers, particularly those we use at home, aren't capable of printing that close to the bottom of the page.

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I have some PDFs that I have to convert to Word (I have Adobe XI pro to do it with). They convert fine. The only problem is that they come with page numbers that screw up my editing the Word docs. How can I geditet them out of the PDF. I have tried but can't get it done. thanks

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I looked through the site but didn't see a similar question. I use Windows 7, Firefox, and Word 2003. I have used Page numbers for some years but suddenly, starting yesterday, the number will NOT appear on the top, right side of the page. When I choose top of page, right side the number appears on the top LEFT side. Two days ago I finished a manuscript with no problem, 118 pages, and the numbers appeared on the top, right side. Yesterday I printed out Chapter 1, four pages, numbers where they should be. Today I started with Chapter 2, page 5, but it will NOT appear on the right side. I don't know what I did to make this problem come about. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: Page numbers.

O.K., my problem is solved. I went online and asked the question and the solution is a combination of several approaches. When Insert brought the page number up on the left side, I brought up Header/Footer, highlighted the number on the left side, clicked on CTRL + R, the number zipped to the right, I clicked Save, and it works. It's a pain, but that's the only my manuscript looks the way I want it. Thanks.

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have just installed Office XP on a PC and it has stopped displaying the correct page number.

Normally in the bottom left hand corner it shows you what page you are currently on, but on mine it always says Page one.

Have i missed something here?

A:No Page Numbers in Word XP

I can think of two things to try.

The first thing would be to go to Tools -Options in word and look at the view tab. Uncheck the Status Bar and click on OK. This will turn off the status bar. Now try turning it back on and seeing if it helps.

Second thing I can think of is to try repairing Office. Just use the add/remove in the control panel. When you go to remove it, you will get the option to repair, uninstall or change features.

Ok, I thought of three

Third thing I can think of is to Download and Apply the Service Pack for Office XP. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/searchdl.asp?

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Coming here for help as I, admittedly, am hopeless with this sort of thing. I am completing my thesis and can not get the page numbers to start on page 8/9. I have tried following every piece of advice on this that I can find, - page break/ editing footer/formatting page numbers etc. Nothing works for me for some reason. I am operating under office 2019 (windows 10).

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Coming here for help as I, admittedly, am hopeless with this sort of thing. I am completing my thesis and can not get the page numbers to start on page 8/9. I have tried following every piece of advice on this that I can find, - page break/ editing footer/formatting page numbers etc. Nothing works for me for some reason. I am operating under office 2019 (windows 10).

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After loading the Word 2000 SR-1 disk, I am unable to insert page numbers [I get a footer that states (PAGE)] and the former blue hyperlinks are now in black and state {hyperlink and the web address}. I am writing a thesis and this is causing great stress!

Before loading the disk I had no problems.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.

A:Hypertext & page Numbers

Hi there!

This is a copy of a Word 2000 helpfile - trust it points the way to solving your problem.

Why does {PAGE}, {DATE}, or another code appear in the header or footer?
When you add page numbers, dates, times, and so on to a header or footer, Word inserts fields for these items. Fields ensure that page numbers are automatically updated as you change the document and that dates, times, and other items are updated when you print the document. If you see field codes such as {PAGE} or {DATE} instead of the actual page numbers, dates, times, and so on, press ALT+F9.

Clindeman has reported via private messaging that problem thus solved.

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I was wondering if anyone knows how I might have MS Word automatically put page numbers in each column on a page. I am producing a document that has each "page" take up half of a landscaped 8.5x11 page, i.e.: the page is landscaped and folded in half, page one would be on the left, and page two would be on the right. Is it possible ot have word automatically put a page number in each corner, essentially having two page numbers per sheet of paper? Thanks for the help!


A:Page numbers in columns in MS Word?

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Before I run to get a copy of WordPerfect, perhaps somebody can enlighten me as to why, after installing the SR-1a update of MS Office 2000, Word still refuses to print page numbers, either by the insert "method" or by the headers&footers "method"? The printer driver is the latest provided by the OEM, and LPT/ECP settings are OK. Increasing the footer size did not work either.

A:Page Numbers AWOL in Word

Do they appear, but not print? Try increasing both your footer and bottom page margins by about .5"

Brainbench MVP for Microsoft Word

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In Word 2002, I have a form letter that I merged the name and addresses. The problem is the number of pages in the footer. Using Page x of y, the page number is correct, each section restarts the page number. But the number of pages is the entire document, not just the section of the merged record.

A:Page numbers in merged document

In Word, Insert > Page Numbers > Format, and check "continue from previous section."

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I have a template document in Word 2007. It has a TOC and when I update the TOC, the page numbers go from 2 to 11. However, whenever I open the template, which causes it to open as Document1, the TOC page numbering resets to 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, . . . .

ALL my "chapters" are in the same Heading style, there are no section breaks anywhere in the document, and the "open e-mail attachments in full screen reading view" box is unchecked in Word options. Please help.

A:Word TOC page numbers always need updating

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I have to print out an assignment I've done in Excel and Word, which includes both portrait and landscape pages.

The whole assignment will be bound in a portrait orientation, so all landscape pages will be sideways (i.e reading bottom to top).
The pages have to be numbered, which is easy enough to set up, although the landscape sheets (Excel) will print the page number at the foot of the sheet, which will appear as the right hand side when it is bound.

I need the numbers to print at the landscape sheets' left hand side (and side-on), so that when I bind them, each page has a page number appearing at the bottom of the sheet in the same place. Does this make sense?

I know I could print blank sheets with the page numbers at the foot in a portrait orientation and then put the paper back in the printer and print the landscape stuff without page numbers (!), but isn't there a way to make Excel do this for you?


A:Excel: Rotate Page Numbers

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OS: Windows XP Media Center Edition (SP2)
Model: Fujitsu (Laptop)
Word Version: Microsoft Word 2003 (SP1)

Basically, all the paging is messed up. In addition, there is some sort of formatting issue. Here are the problems:

1. After copying and pasting like a half page from another document, word generates page of blank space. This blank space does not go away despite backspacing or highlighting and then back spacing. So in the document, there will be page-long blank spaces here and there. Very annoying.

2. After inserting page numbers (with default format settings), some of the page numbers don't show up.

3. So I tried deleting all page numbers and re-inserting new ones (again, default format settings), the format gets messed up further. For example, sometimes, the top of a page would have 19 and on the bottom of the same page, it would have 20.

4. So I tried deleting and re-inserting again. This time, all the pages turned to "1"s.

5. Also, on the bottom left corner of a Word Document, it usually displays the page info: "Page X Sec Y X/Z", where X is the page user is currently on, Z is the total number of pages in the document, and Y is the section number. Problem is, the Xs don't match. So when I click on say page 45, it would show this "Page 45 Sec Y 59/211".

I tried all the easy solutions like transferring the document to another computer as well as copying and pasting everything into a new document. Interesting... Read more

A:Page numbers are all messed up in Word

No one?

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I have a cyber cafe in which there is a lot of contention on the bandwith so how can i limit the number of internet explorer pages open by my customers or is there any software that can assist i operate on Win XP

A:How do I Limit numbers of web page open?

If you want to control bandwidth, you will need one of two things. A more expensive router that can do bandwidth limiting or you could setup a Proxy server that can do it. Squid Proxy can do it but you probably will not be able to figure out how to install it because it is Linux based. So this may be a better solution for you.


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I have: Word 2002; XP o.s.; Epson 880 printer.

I like to have page numbers centered at bottom of pages. Problem is the numbers fade out at the very bottom of the numbers -- that is, at the bottom of 1 and 2 and 3 etc.

I can't figure out how to reposition the page numbers a bit higher to (hopefully) solve the problem.

Any suggestions?

A:Word 2002 -- page numbers

Have you tried changing the margins?

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This is in reference to Word 2002. I have an Epson 880 printer; XP home O.S.

I like to have my page numbers centered at the bottom. My problem is that the numbers don't quite completely print out -- that is, the very bottom each of each page number fades out.

Is there a remedy?

A:page numbers - Word 2002

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Hi very new to this. Is there any way to get word to print out page numbers in a different format I ideally require 00001, 00002 etc. many thanks for any help

A:Word 2007 page numbers



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One of the last things I have to do with this layout is number the pages. I've got them auto-numbered, however, it won't let me move them or reposition them around the page. The numbers refuse to be selected with the Selection Tool. Help!

A:Emergency: InDesign Page Numbers

If they are auto numbered, they are probably on the master page, in which case you could change the location of the number object on the master page (which will change the location on all the pages).

Or, if it is just a few pages that you want to change the layout of the page numbering, then select those pages in the page palette, right click on them and choose 'Override all master page items'.

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I have a very long document. I want to condense it to as few pages as possible, but I want the page break lines and pages numbers to show as well. (I want to be able to know which page I'm on even though the document has been reduced for printing purposes.)

I have documents like this from other people, but I can't figure out how to print them that way myself. The one I have is 460 pages, but has been condensed onto 90 pages when printed. The page breaks appear when I print and I can see the original page numbers as well.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Printing Page Breaks and Numbers

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I have been making gifts-in-a-card where I need to have 2 page numbers on a sheet, with 7 sheets in total with doubled sides. (Just putting them in a textbox at the bottom wasn't a solution because they would move very easily if any other text were added or removed.) In using WP2000 I had no problem putting the right numbers on a page*, but I found that the text had a tendency to move...from the time that I proofread the screen and pressed on the print icon. This was VERY maddening! Some of the text that was on the first sheet would move down to the second page and I would have to print it all over again. That wasn't noticable until I looked at the hard copy, and having printed out a dozen sheets sometimes it was frustrating and expensive!

I could not find any way to put in the numbers on a page I needed with Ms Word 2000, although I found out that if I could it would be much simpler. Now that I have MS WORD 2003 I thought I had the the solution to my problem because I can have 2pp per sheet with that software. But unfortunately it only went so far. I could put in numbers 1-4 but not in the order I needed them* Do you know of any way that I can place 2 different numbers (not in sequence) on the bottom of a page in the MS WORD 2003 software before printing it?

I hope that I have explained myself sufficiently for you to understand what I mean.

Thanks for your help,

*For example the double-sided sheet would need the numbers 28, 1, 2, & 27. I have ... Read more

A:Putting 2 different *page numbers when there are 2 pp per sheet.

If you select "Book Fold" instead of "2 pages per sheet" in page set up, Word 2003 should get the page content sequence correct on each side of each sheet.

If you simply want a page number at the same location at the top or bottom of each page, put it in the header or footer in your document and then have automatic entry of the correct page number in the header or footer. Word gives you the option to have different headers and footers for odd and even pages.

If you want the page number in some other location, like in an outside margin, put a text box on each page with its location locked relative to the edges of the page or the margins and then select text wrap for the body text as need be. You can either manually put the text of the page number in each text box or put a field code in for the page number. Any changes in the body text will flow around the test boxes but the boxes themselves will not move on the page.

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