Microsoft Word page numbering keeps resetting to 0 after section break

by lmhrpr   Last Updated April 15, 2019 11:01 AM

I have a Word document with two sections and page numbers throughout. The second section is not linked to the previous, since I have other footer elements which would misalign if they were linked. I have set the second section to continue page numbering from the previous section, but each time I save and reopen the document, the numbering in section 2 has reset to page 0.

Is this a bug or is there another setting I should know about?

Answers 1

I had exactly this problem today. Page number kept restarting to 0 in a new section. It didn't matter if next section was linked or not to the previous. No solution from forums worked (even macro for not restarting numbering at section from this thread).

The solution that worked for me was accepting tracked changes just before, at and after the section and then setting page numbers to continue from previous section one more time. My section was probably inserted in track changes mode and Word couldn't handle it for some reason.

April 15, 2019 10:46 AM

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