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trailsnet
04-29-2017, 02:37 PM
I would like to add a header & page numbers in my Word for Mac 08 document. I would like them to start (w/ page 2) on what is currently page 6 of the document. I have tried adding a section break, but it added random page numbers to section 1 as well as the page numbers in section 2. I only want the numbering and header in section 2, but it's showing up in both.:Not-Amused:

Your suggestions & help are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!

chscag
04-29-2017, 02:43 PM
Welcome to our forums.

We need to know for sure which version or Word for the Mac you're using? Is it Mac Office 2008? If it is, that's an old version of Office which has since been updated to Office 2011 and now Office 2016.

Also, it helps if you tell us which Mac you have and what version of OS X it's running.

trailsnet
04-29-2017, 06:11 PM
When I go to "About Word" it shows that I have "Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac" version 12.3.6.

Working on an iMac running Sierra version 10.12.4.

harryb2448
04-29-2017, 08:06 PM
You can't be working with Word 2008 as it is incompatible with everything from Lion OS X.7

If it was working assume you upgraded from Snow Leopard OS X.6 the last Intel operating system to run Rosetta which enabled 2008 to work.

ferrarr
04-30-2017, 09:09 AM
Word (Office) 2008 works with intel. Apple switched to intel in 2006, I believe.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/Microsoft-Office-For-Mac-2008-specs

trailsnet
04-30-2017, 11:34 AM
I greatly appreciate everyone's help, but in general Word seems to be working fine on my computer. I just need to know how to start numbering my document pages on page 6.

Ideally, since the actual novel begins on page 5 (with cover page, table of contents, etc. coming before) I'd like page six to show as page 2 and then number sequentially from that point onward. Similarly, I'd like the name of the book to show up (centered) in the header starting on page 6 and not before. I'm able to make that happen with (Apple's) Pages, but Pages isn't very compatible w/ some of the publishing company's formatting regulations.

Thanks again for your assistance!!

chscag
04-30-2017, 12:44 PM
Office 2008 works OK with Sierra, no problem there. I believe our member was confusing Office 2008 with Office 2004 which does not work with Intel only versions of OS X.

As to the numbering question, we have had threads about this before and to be honest, I don't remember how it was solved. I do know that Word and Pages are not best for long documents such as novels and Phd dissertations. Most writers will use Scrivener 2 (http://literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php) for doing their work. I'm not suggesting that you should change horses in the middle of the stream, but if you are a writer by trade, you should consider a better tool to use.

Getting back to your question... You might want to ask the same question to the Microsoft Office Word forum (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice?auth=1). I'm sure one of the experts there will be able to help.

trailsnet
04-30-2017, 01:14 PM
Thanks chsag. I'll definitely look into both of your suggestions. How's the learning curve when it comes to switching over to Scrivener 2. I've seen some expensive tutorials out there for it, but I'm not sure I can afford the time or money to be the old dog learning new tricks.;)

chscag
04-30-2017, 01:21 PM
There definitely is a learning curve for Scrivener 2 especially if you're used to Word or Pages. But with a little time and effort on your part, you'll be a pro with it in short order. ;) Keep an eye out for specials on Scrivener 2. I've seen it bundled with other apps for free and on sale for as low as $20. And good luck with your novel. :)

trailsnet
04-30-2017, 01:31 PM
I just became a big fan of Scrivener. I remembered that I had a really old copy of Scrivener from back when I was exclusively writing non-fiction. As soon as I clicked on it, it allowed me to update (for free) to the newest (v2) version. Now I'm ready to give it a try for my next fiction novel. In the meantime, hopefully I can figure out the Word for Mac issue for my most recent (already written) novel.

Thanks again!!

DianeVan
05-01-2017, 08:54 PM
I've got Sierra and use an old copy of Office 2008 with 2008 Word. I just tried to do what you are trying to do and it just won't. Even when I choose start numbering pages at 2 on page 8, etc. Also I can't get the header to start just on a later page no matter what I try. (it also won't do Macros and a lot of other useful stuff).

If it was my project I would make two files. The first one for the first few pages and then another for the body of the work. and/or

sometimes I have found solutions at

http://wordmvp.com/Mac/

Good Luck.

Randy B. Singer
05-02-2017, 08:34 AM
I would like to add a header & page numbers in my Word for Mac 08 document. I would like them to start (w/ page 2) on what is currently page 6 of the document. I have tried adding a section break, but it added random page numbers to section 1 as well as the page numbers in section 2. I only want the numbering and header in section 2, but it's showing up in both.:Not-Amused:

Just before inserting your Section Break....

In Word, go to:
Format menu --> Document --> Layout tab --> "Apply to: this point forward"

In the same dialog box you may want to play with the "Section Start" setting.

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trailsnet
05-02-2017, 11:21 AM
Thanks Diane!!!:D

trailsnet
05-02-2017, 12:28 PM
Thanks Randy. I'll give that a try today and let you know how it works.

trailsnet
05-02-2017, 01:39 PM
Dang!! :( I thought for sure that would be the answer, but it didn't work. Thanks for the suggestion though, Randy. I appreciate your help!!