Hiding page numbers in a Word document

  Sea Urchin 11:37 AM 08 Mar 12
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When inserting page numbers in the footer of a Word doc it is possible to not show the first number, and also to hide either the odd or even numbers. But is there a way to hide individual page numbers throughout the document while maintaining the sequence of numbers?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:57 AM 08 Mar 12
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  Woolwell 12:01 PM 08 Mar 12

I haven't done it but I think that it is possible using sections. For example series of numbers in first section, no numbers in second section, numbers commencing with x or carry on in third section.

  Sea Urchin 12:47 PM 08 Mar 12

Thank you for those replies - I shall work my way though the link

  Sea Urchin 09:45 AM 09 Mar 12

Rather than splitting the document into section breaks and playing with the page numbering in the footer (which got very complicated with the number of hidden pages!) I have adopted a different approach.

Using auto-shapes I created a small rectangular "patch" and formatted it as "no colour" so that it became like an invisible sticking plaster. I then worked through the document and pasted the "patch" over each page number I wanted hidden. This leaves the page numbering intact without the necessity of having to refer from one section to the next and so on.

Worked for me!

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