Freaking stupid Microsoft Word…
But hopefully not too stupid a question…
I’ve been using MSW for over a decade, and I’ve never had this problem, although I know there are quirks.
I want my 37-page document to be numbered, in the footers, “Page 1 of 37,” “Page 2 of 37,” etc. To my knowledge there are 2 ways to do this: (1) use the icons on the Header/Footer toolbar to insert both the page number and the number of pages; (2) use Insert Autotext in the H/F toolbar to insert “Page X of Y,” which sounds like a nice shortcut.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work. Oh, it works fine on the screen. But as usual for Microsoft products, WYS is not WYG. Although onscreen it says “Page 1 of 37,” “Page 2 of 37,” etc., when I print, it says “Page 1 of 1,” “Page 2 of 2,” etc.
It’s consistent - hasn’t worked right yet. Both methods outlined above generate the same result - fine onscreen, wrong when printed. My document has no section breaks.
Any advice? I used to think I was a Microsoft Word pro, but now I want to go eat worms. And kick Bill Gates, of course.