Friday, December 19, 2008
I normally use LaTex in preparation of my documents. I don't use Microsoft Word because it is very "crude" in many simple features for document preparation like bibliography generation, page renumbering etc.
This other time a colleague wanted me to help with the problem of numbering a Word 2007 document with different page formats. It took us a lot of hours of googling to find the solution. In our googling, we noted there are also a lot of people out there who spent their time to accomplish such a trivial task and we could not find a clear answer to the problem. However, we managed to come up with a solution after several trial and error attempts. Hence we hereby share the solution for this trivial but time wasting task.
- Place cursor at a point in your document that would separate two sections of your document.
- Go to Page Layout menu then click on breaks
- Then choose section break (not page breaks). You will then have your document separated into two sections at the point you put your cursor.
- You can now apply appropriate page numbering formats for each of the sections. You can modify the page number formats through the footer or header.