page number skipped [closed]

asked 2018-02-28 20:48:58 +0100

catbill gravatar image

updated 2020-11-04 15:48:36 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I was playing around with restarting page numbering. One of the methods inserted a page break in the first paragraph of the page where numbering should restart. This resulted in a blank page before that page. I tried to delete the page break and the extra page.

The result is that the page numbering now misses a page. Oddly, the missing page is the page after (not before) the page I wanted to restart numbering on. So, the numbering now goes from page 5 to page 7 with no page 6. The page style is Default, with settings for different footers on odd and even pages. No other even pages are missing.

I don't understand why page 6 now thinks it is page 7 and would appreciate some insights about what causes this and how to fix it.

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Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp
close date 2020-11-04 15:49:42.518803


Check the page style to see if it some weird one with an automatic Next Style. Check page style properties whether it is forced ot only left/right. Also, with formatting characters display enabled, check if you have an extra manual page break.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2018-03-01 07:59:53 +0100 )edit

Share the file.

gabix gravatar imagegabix ( 2018-03-01 08:10:33 +0100 )edit

Thank you, ajlittoz and gabix, for the suggestion and kind offer.

I just opened the file again to try to figure this out and, lo and behold, it is working correctly. Page 6 now thinks it is page 6 again.

The problem was solved, but what happened remains a mystery.

catbill gravatar imagecatbill ( 2018-03-02 21:03:22 +0100 )edit