Steve Jobs!! I totally agree! But it is Bill Gates you should yell at, not Steve Jobs. His Microsoft Office products have been riddled with problems the past few years, not to mention making a doc into a pdf when it has section breaks! Just add the page number again on the first page. This is not possible afaik maybe with some Makros , but what you can do is e.
Thank you soooooo much!!!!!! My resume is finally looking better. Select the Header or Footer on any page. Click on Header and Footer, then check the box in front of Different First page. How is it that Word always manages to change for the worse the exact commands that I use most often?! Thank you so much for sharing your fix… I really appreciate it! Thank you so much!! My teacher yelled at me for not having this correct even though I told her ahead of time i did not know how to fix it.
I told her I had a Mac and she said that was the problem. Thank you! I, too, was going nuts trying to figure it out.
You saved me a bunch of time and my sanity! I never would have figured that out. You are swell, pubmem. This tip is a real public service. Are the Word for Mac people taking note? You got that right! After all of the comments, I am not sure if I am missing this but……. I am trying to keep the header for the first 12 pages of my document and just delete it for the last 2 pages. I have to email my professor the doc. How can I make the first 12 pages of my document have a header and the last 2 not? Thanks in advance. Thanks, ditto to what David above said : Saved me a ton of time. Usually it differentiates the first page automatically, but apparently when I inserted the header on the first page initially, it left me in a perpetual cycle of all-page-symmetry.
Thanks for the quick and easy here. So please those who did figure it out: could you please give EXACT instructions how to save a template where the letter head header only shows for the first page and not for successive pages? If that is impossible… how does one get rid of the header from the pages that follow the letterhead? Thank you soooo much! New to office for mac and this was found after an hour of searching the web trying to format my paper for apa properly.
Thank You. I wish Word would come back, it was so much more user-friendly. Thank you a million times over!! This was impossible to find! Where do I give you my credit card?! Hy, i am traing to make a book, and i want to make a diffrent header like that the 1,3,5,.. I work on imac office ! Take a look at LaTeX or some other more professional tools than Word. Well, you enable the checkbox. Then you double click at the header of an odd page and format it to your wishes.
Then you double click at the header of an even page and format it to your wishes. Any tips? Hey, thanks so much! I kept finding and losing this function in three different recent versions of Word. I do this but still get the header and footer appearing on subsequent pages. Driving me crazyyyyy!!! There does not seem to be any delete header or footer from section command. I have deselected link to previous and it is now a new section but as per the section break but I cannot delete them no matter where I look.
I am clearly missing something and I am a self confessed idiot with computers but I am at a loss. Thank you a million times. Now if I could just figure out how to leave footers as page numbers throughout the whole document, and the header only on the first document! Thank you very much for this! Tried both double clicking on the header but there is no option to select different first page. Neither is there the option for documents under format. We have excel for mac? Very confused. Thanks for the help but I have one other problem.
The header I need is an image about 2in high. Using the choices shown will result in a lower case Roman numeral page number in the current formatting. It comes from checking the preserve formatting box. I usually uncheck that box. You do not have to choose the page type when you insert the page number but it is easiest to do so. Other useful fields are the NumPages and SectionPages fields which give the total number of pages in the document and Section respectively.
There is no SectionPage field that would correspond to the Page field. You may want to look at the screenshot above in full size. Right-click on it to do this. See Page Numbering on Greg Maxey's site for information on how to have both a count of the Section pages and of the Document pages in the same spot. Another article on formatting page numbers and manipulating them with calculation fields is Bill Coan's How to Control the Page Numbering in a Word Document.
See Spell Out Page Numbers for how to create the field codes needed to do that. Like Page fields, the NumPages field can be formatted. For fancy manipulation of these and the companion SectionPages field, refer to the articles by Bill Coan and Greg Maxey mentioned above. You get access to this dialog from any Insert Page Numbers menu or control. Word Word and later The page number format dialog gives you a lot of control on how your page numbers appear, not only on the page but also in a Table of Contents , Caption , or Cross-Reference. The first choice is for the type of numbering.
This lets you choose two variations, each, from the three basic formats: Arabic numerals, Roman numerals, or alphabet letters. Next is a checkbox that lets you use Chapter numbering. If you check it, it activates the selection of the built-in heading style which signals the beginning of the chapter. That Chapter will need to be numbered using Automatic Numbering. You are also allowed a selection of the separator to separate the chapter number from the page number.
Note: both of the drop-down boxes scroll, they actually show fewer choices at a time. You have the option of continuing numbering from the previous section or restarting numbering for the section at a different number 1. If you start a new section, the choices made here continue in the new section by default. This includes the decision to restart numbering.
For example, you may add a Table of Contents to your document and would like the page numbering of the front matter before the body of your document to be in lowercase Roman numeral format. As long as your document is divided into Sections, you can have differently formatted page numbers in each Section of your document.
See How to set up a document with front matter numbered separately. It is important to remember that page number formatting including restarting page numbers or starting at some page other than 1 is a Section property. It can be changed with each new Section. When you add a new Section, everything continues as is from the previous Section. You can modify this in the new Section. If you restart page numbering in a Section and then add a Section break for a new Section, the new Section will also restart page numbering at the same point.
If the page numbering is continuous in a Section, when a new Section is started from that Section, the new Section will also have continuous page numbering. Save As your initials Sections. Practice: Format Page Numbers - Manual Method 2 If you went through manual method 1, close that document without saving and reopen it. Otherwise, repeat steps one through 11 above. The above manual methods are important if you want to add page numbers to already existing footers or Headers. What follows is the simplest way, but it will replace existing Headers or footers.
Practice: Format Page Numbers - Insert Method If you went through manual method 1 or 2, close that document without saving and reopen it. These are specially marked by Word as page numbers in some way. Those inserted manually or by "Current Location" are not so marked and will not be removed by this command.
Others are Page fields. The Page Numbers Inserted with locations are also inside specially marked regions that can be removed using the command. Delete the field. The "Apply to:" choice of "This point forward" allows you to insert a continuous Section break where you are and make the rest of the current Section have the column settings you want.
The default is "This Section. The Start new column checkbox is one way to insert a column break before the bottom of the page. If you select the L eft or R ight column preset it unchecks the E qual column width setting. Line between inserts a vertical line between columns. You can set the number of columns to a larger number if you want. Note though that more than 3 columns is not practical on a portrait layout letter-size page. Unchecking the Equal column width setting lets you manually change your column width. The spacing between columns is preset at 0.
Different Orientation. To stop editing the header or footer, click Close Header and Footer , or double-click anywhere outside the header or footer area. Even if you are leaving the header completely empty to allow for printed letterhead, for example , you can create extra space just by adding Spacing After to the header paragraph in the Paragraph dialog. These indents change with orientation because they are relative to the margins. Link to previous is specific to Headers and footers can be different.
The settings shown in the dialog box above are the default with 1 column. So, in a sense, you always have a column setting in Word. Note that a column break, like a manual page break, will be contained within a Word paragraph, so text immediately following the break will be in the same paragraph as that which precedes the break. If you change the paragraph formatting, it will change for the entire Word paragraph.
To get parallel columns in Word you would use Tables. Word tracks pages for printing purposes by the page numbers assigned by Word, itself. To print pages you would enter These page numbers may or may not be what is displayed. Since page numbering can restart with each Section, it is easy to have multiple pages numbered 1 or 2, or even 10 or 30! To tell Word which pages you want to print, you need to designate not only the page number, but the Section number.
You have to give both page and Section for all numbers in a range. Use your Status Bar to see what Section you are in. If it isn't showing Sections, right-click on it. See this Microsoft Help article for more. It applies to all versions of Word starting with Word even though it does not mention recent versions. This is included in the Sections chapter to alert the reader that Cover Pages can create anomalies in page numbering and Headers and footers.
Word allow you to insert a "Cover Page" in a Word document. There can be only one Cover Page and it is always at the very beginning of the document.
This is true no matter where you are in the document when you insert it. In Word the new cover page will be Page 1 of the document and will be included in the NumPages field numbering the "y" of the Page X of Y structure. In later versions it is page 0. The document property "Pages" will always include the cover page in its count, regardless of the version of Word involved. Many, but not all, Cover Pages include graphics or Text Boxes that cover up any Header or footer that would otherwise display and print. Watermarks in Word CK Note A Watermark is an element that appears behind text and is usually faint semi-transparent.
It is often text but may be an image. The Watermark feature was divorced from Backgrounds beginning with Word It is placed in a Header. Watermarks are stored in the Building Blocks which may be stored in various places including templates. They are discussed in this page because they are a part of a Header and problems with Watermarks equate to problems with Headers. Except if no Watermarks show up in the Watermarks gallery; that is a problem with the building blocks file. A Gallery should be shown when you click on the button.
At the bottom of the Gallery are other choices. The screenshot above shows the default Watermarks gallery. You can choose one of those four, or create your own by clicking on "Custom Watermark. When you go to Custom Watermark, you get the dialog box shown below. Note that you can type text or choose a picture. You can also use the dialog box to remove a Watermark inserted by Word. If text, you can color it, the default is Gray semi-transparent. You can have the text shown as horizontal or semitransparent. The result is shown below.
Note that you can save it in the default building blocks file or in a template. The templates available should include any global templates that are currently loaded as well as the attached document template. While in Word there is a line on the Gallery menu for more Watermarks from Office.
An image or picture can also be used as a Custom Watermark. Images can include photos, clip art, Word Art or other drawings. What it says is just More Watermarks from office. Here is how to handle it.
This document contains instructions for doing a "Different first page" for Microsoft Word for Mac and Windows. For Mac Word Go to File on. Add different page numbers or number formats to different sections in Word for Mac line on the page where you want to stop, start, or change page numbering.
The solution is a little different depending on your Word version. Watermarks are a creature of Headers. If you have multiple Headers previous ones may be blocking your Watermark. If you want your Watermark to appear only on one page there are several ways you can do this. First, you could make a one-page Section with the Watermark and make sure that Headers in other Sections are not linked to that one.
Probably simpler, is to cut the Watermark it is a graphic of some sort, perhaps WordArt from the Header and then paste it behind the text on the page where your want it instead of in the Header. When you use the Remove Watermark command under the Watermark button, it will delete all Watermarks in a document that were inserted using that button. Watermarks inserted by Word are image files.
If they are text, they are WordArt or in a Text Box. Word treats them as images. There is a setting in Word dating back to Word 95, at least, that lets you not show images on the screen. This speeds up display and was more important in the past than it perhaps is now. Page Margins are Section properties. They are set in the Page Layout dialog. To change the indents of one or more paragraphs, the paragraph formatting for left and right indents should be set, not the page margins. One feature allowed for margins is mirror margins. It allows for a binding area in documents printed duplex.
However, it does not work in Landscape Sections if what is desired is to have the binding edge along the long side of the paper. That would require mirroring of top and bottom margins. As you can see in the screenshot above, you can apply the page border to the entire document, to the current Section, or to either the first page of the section or every page except the first page of the section. Why is the spacing off in the footer of a landscape page? Check first to see if there are Section breaks setting off the landscape page. Even though the footer will look the "same as previous," that option must be turned off.
After turning it off, move the center tab to 5. Continue to the following Section and, again, turn off "same as previous. It's not appearing in the footer. Although the number was formatted correctly, it was not inserted. First format the number to get what is needed; then insert the number in the footer.
I can't see the Headers and footers. The Section break doesn't allow me to have both portrait and landscape text on the same page. Unfortunately, Word will not allow this by the use of a Section break. To achieve the desired effect, you must insert a text box. It is different on the screen from when it prints out. Or, I get Page 1 of 1, Page 2 of 2, Page 3 of 3, etc.
Unfortunately this feature doesn't work very well. There are a number of reasons for this, including background printing and the timing of field updates. Put a bookmark on the last page of your document - at the very end - and use Insert Cross-Reference to insert the page number on which that bookmark may be found. Other things to do include:. For more on bookmarks and cross-references see Complex Legal Documents.
Header and footer options are stored as building blocks. Sometimes this file can become corrupted. Do you have Section breaks? Each Section has its own first page. When you have multiple Headers footers , each type must be separately unlinked from its "neighbor" in the preceding Section. This gets especially complex when you have multiple Sections on one page.
My document has numerous Sections. How did they get there? Another way to end up with a lot of Sections is by working with a converted document i. The conversion software aims to make a document in Word that looks like the original. However, there is no conversion software that handles Section formatting at all well, as far as I know as of July 1, This includes documents that started as Word documents, were converted to pdf, and then converted back.
The conversion software can make every change or even apparent change in paragraph indents as a margin change.
You can end up with a three-page document with fifty Sections! If you want to edit such text, you are often far ahead by simply copying as plain text and doing your formatting using Styles to duplicate the original formatting. I want to add page numbers but for some reason, it re-starts from 1 in the middle of the document.
These complaints all have to do with there being a Section break in your document, usually just before the problem. You can improve your ability to deal with these by displaying non-printing formatting characters in your document. However, sometimes a Section break will be concealed at the end of a line in Print View.
If all else fails, you can set page numbering continuous throughout the document and then restart it as needed. Continuous Page Numbering Add-In. Every Section has its own first page. These can be continued in a subsequent Section. The setting for "Different First Page" is a Section setting. The setting for "Different Even and Odd" is a document setting. Can I have a different one on the last page? Yes, but it takes some work with fields. This is beyond the scope of this article but involves using an IF field to test if the page is the last page of the document or Section and give a different result depending on the answer.
See the Fields article to see an example. What it says is just More page numbers from office. Page number options are stored as building blocks. First, though, Copy your new contents to the Clipboard. The default setting is to have them linked. The first page is 2 even though I have the document set to start page numbering at 1. There is only one section. If I start page numbering at 0, the first page is 0. Status bar showing page 2 as first page of document. The section start is set for an even page. This is controlled on the Layout tab of the Page Setup Dialog.
I added a next-page Section break to my document. It should have been a continuous Section break instead. The way to handle this is through the Page Layout Dialog. The simplest way to access this is by double-clicking on the Ruler. It can also be accessed through the Page Layout tab's dialog box dropdown.
On the Layout tab is a dropdown that lets you change the type of the current Section. Again, the easiest way to get to this dialog is to double-click in the horizontal ruler. See Even Page section break. This becomes a problem mostly at the end of a document where there is a blank page that the user does not want. It is caused by making a change in Section settings like margins, or orientation to selected text.
Changes to these settings for selected text require insertion of a next-page Section break because these settings can't apply to less than a page.
Word will not let you delete this section break if the settings are different before and after the section break. Then move your insertion point beyond the section break and run the macro you just recorded. Learn how to find Microsoft Word templates online , too. Share Pin Email.
A pro journalist who covers technology and computer troubleshooting, and who uses word processing programs daily. Updated September 25, Follow these steps to insert a cover page in your Word for Mac document:. Click the Document Elements tab. Customize the cover page with your text. For Word part of Office :.