Here’s one that’s stumped me repeatedly.
Section breaks and header/footer text. We very often have documents with section breaks and sequential page numbers in the footer; the last section is a concurrence page that is later removed.
When deleting the concurrence page, Word replaces the header/footer text in the previous section with the info from the deleted section, effectively deleting the page numbers. I’ve tried adding page numbers to the concurrence page before I delete it, on the theory that the numbers would then overwrite the previous section header/footer and this appear correctly, but it does not work correctly – it’s been a while, so I forget the exact details.
Our workaround has been to blank out that concurrence page but leave it there. creating a blank, un-numbered page at the end of the document but leaving the page numbers in the rest of the document intact.
I’ve also tried making the last section “continuous” so that it’ll be on the same page as the last numbered page and thus not have the extra blank page. Word helpfully automatically adjusts the previous section break to overcome this solution, which drives me a little nuts.
This seems like a thing that should be easily solvable – I’ve been my workplace’s “answer guy” on Word for the last several versions – but it is not as simple as it appears to be.
I’d REALLY like to bust this problem.