Mail merge - page numbering

  lindyloo4 20:54 14 Feb 2006

I have to mail merge about 300 templates. Is it possible to number them at the same time starting at page 2.

Thanks in advance - will give me a few Brownie points.

  VoG II 21:05 14 Feb 2006

After the mail merge, in the merged document Insert|Page numbers and untick 'Show number on first page'. That is for Word 2003; it might be slightly different for earlier versions.

  lindyloo4 21:19 14 Feb 2006

Sorry I've not explained myself very well.I need all the templates numbering the first one being number 2 so it corresponds with the lines on the spreadsheet.

I've had a go at numbering but I must be doing something wrong because when I selected "Start at 2" they are all numbered 2. Obviously I need them to be 2 to 300.

  VoG II 21:28 14 Feb 2006

OK, I think that Mail Merge inserts Section Breaks to the next page. In your merged document, go to Edit|Replace, in What to replace enter ^b and replace it with ^m. Then do the page numbering as above.

  lindyloo4 21:35 14 Feb 2006

You are a star !!!!!

Works perfectly. Will save us loads of time having to number the templates.

Thank you so much.

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