Why do page numbers keep disappearing?

asked 2018-07-19 13:03:47 +0200

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I add page numbers to the footer, then if I make other changes or close the doc down they are gone when I re-open.

Any ideas?

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This is my first post - I clicked the wiki thing by mistake obviously.

MadCow gravatar imageMadCow ( 2018-07-19 13:04:36 +0200 )edit

Did you save as odt or doc/docx file?

Grantler gravatar imageGrantler ( 2018-07-19 14:52:25 +0200 )edit

Provide more details by editing your question (do not answer)

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2018-07-19 18:32:06 +0200 )edit

I saved as docx. I've had this happen a couple of times. Sometimes the page numbers stay and sometimes they vanish.

MadCow gravatar imageMadCow ( 2018-07-19 22:08:50 +0200 )edit

Does it happen as .odt? Unless you need to share your document with MS coworkers, keep it as .odt (besides, M$ Word can read .odt files, at least if not too complex). .doc is more reliable than .docx.

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2018-07-20 07:56:44 +0200 )edit

My page numbers are disappearing, too, but I'm using the .odt extension. Additionally, when I toggle from Web view to Normal view, the page numbers in the frame of the window at the bottom left corner are not changing to the actual page numbers like they should. They stay in the Web view format of showing only 1 or 2 pages. This means I have no way of counting pages except literally scrolling through the document and counting manually. What is this bug?

spencele gravatar imagespencele ( 2018-12-12 19:23:18 +0200 )edit