page numbering in mail merge

  • Hello. I am having an interesting problem. I have to create a mail merge document, who's number of records will change from day to day. Some days it will fit on a single page, other days it may take up 20 or more. Each page has multiple records on it. Everything works fine except for the automatic page numbering. Word lists every page as page 1 of 1, regardless of the actual number of pages.

    In page setup I have the section start set as continuous, and I have set the page number format to continue from the previous section. I have tried both using the insert menu and the footer toolbar to insert the page numbers, but the result is the same either way. I am using Word 97 on a Win NT 4.0 machine.

    Any thoughts?

  • I've experienced the same sort of problem from time to time and not necessarily with a conistent cause or solution.

    Although I've used Word extensively for many years I admit some of its features are a little flaky...word tries to do too much and falls over itself letting too much influence what it is trying to do.

    Try deleting the page number reference and re-building it (putting it back in later). You shouldn't need to do this - but I've found it works (sometimes).

    Robert Hind
    Perth - Western Australia

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