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Well, first take a look at this Microsoft Support document to see if it helps explain how to do it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326536
If that doesn't work the way you are hoping, you will need to write a VBA function that will not use the default numbering function, but instead place a number variable at the bottom of each page in your document. That variable would start with 1, and increment by 2 for each page. If that's the route you are hoping for, let me know how much experience you might have with writing VBA code.
If you're not using MS Word, but a different part of Office, please tell me which program you are using.
I did use Microsoft support and did not get the results I was seeking. I'm not familiar with VBA codes. I simply want each chapter to start on an odd page number. It must be an easy way because one see it all the time when reading books.
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Following the help of MSWord about formula field and this forum post about field typing under MSWord, you can type the following:
Whenever you see curly brackets, type Ctrl+F9 to insert them instead of typing them, else it won't work properly. It is mentioned only as a tip in the Word help also.
You can insert this one as a footer if you want to; inside the page, don't forget to press F9 to update the field values
If it's too much for you, let me know and I'll see what I can do to make it easier to follow.
The formula is fine but I am not trying to have odd numbers only. I have fourteen chapters in the book. I need each chapter to start on an odd page number.
First of all Chapter 1 would not start with page 1. In this instance it would start with page 11 due to the pages before such as title pages, copyright, dedication, acknowledgment, introduction, and TOC. Chapter 1 has 22 pages, therefore it ends on page 32 and Chapter 2 starts on 33...which is exactly what I want. The page number format is simply "start numbering at page 11". Maybe this is the problem. Maybe I should format it using "Different Odd and Even Pages". Can we test that? If so, I will need your help.
That was my original question...I see in books all the time that Chapters start with odd numbers but how to make that happen, I don't know. I will view the videos now.
The first link you sent I wasn't able to hear anything and it was to small to read once I opened it. The second link is exactly what I used in my document.