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  #11  
Old June 4th, 2010, 05:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
KMM
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Posts: 33
Default "New page" section break causing hidden blank page

I pulled the first part, where I've having the problem and put it on
Dropio.com. You can see it here. The whole doc is 93 pages, but the problem
is just he "hidden" page 4 and page 6. I left the table that follows the
section after page 6 in case that is important, but deleted the info in it
because it was full of people's names and emails. The reason for the section
breaks in nearly all my cases is change in header. These pages are appendices
for a report.

http://drop.io/WordHelp

Thanks.


"KMM" wrote:

I have a few section breaks that are causing hidden blank pages. I've triple
checked that these breaks are marked as next page (it even says it in
parentheses next to the section break mark). I've also gone to the following
section and looked on the layout tab and it says "next page". Can anyone tell
me why? I tried just putting a new section break in, but it went from page 3
to 5 also. It has happed 3 times in my document. The other 8 sections breaks
seem to be fine.

THanks!

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  #12  
Old June 4th, 2010, 05:52 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
KMM
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Posts: 33
Default "New page" section break causing hidden blank page

Thanks. I checked that. If I'm looking in the right place...Format paragraph
and the tab "Line and page breaks". That box is not checked.

I'd love to email it to you. I'm not sure how to do that. I've also posted
the problem pages on www.dropio.com/WordHelp. You can see it there, too. If
you prefer I email it, let me know how I can do that.

I admit, though, I'm heading to bed now, so won't check this again until
about 7:30 MST tomorrow.

Thanks so much!


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

If you created the document yourself, then this would be a very long shot,
but check the first paragraph on the page after the blank and make sure it's
not formatted as "Page break before." Also make sure that you're in the
right section when you check the section start type (it should be the one
*after* the break).

If all else fails, I'll be happy to look at the document (or a portion of
it) if you want to email it to me.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"KMM" wrote in message
...
Thanks. But I think I've gone through these ideas before I even posted.

1. As a default, I always have my non-printing characters visible (I'm
just
nerdy that way), so I don't think there are any unknown paragraph returns
in
there...that I can see, anyway. As I said, I can't figure out how to "see"
page 4 in a View (other than the blacnk page in print preview) to see if
there is anything there.

2. I am certain that the Section Breaks are New Page ones. I am confident
I
inserted them that way, and when I go back and check them, they are
labelled
that way. And when I go to the layout tab it says "new page".

3. COULD BE IMPORTANT! -- I thought the answer was there when it said that
this can happen when the next section changes to landscape. In one of
these
instances, that was the case (I've since deleted that landscape section).
So
I double checked again, because it said it will sometimes change a New
Page
Section Break to an Odd Page one. But as I said, these all seem to be
marked
as New Page.

4. Blank pages not caused by Word...I looked through the printer settings
and didn't see anything referring to a separator page or anything similar.
I
have an HP Photosmart, but didn't see anything in there that looked like
it
could be the culprit.

Ugghhh. So frustrating!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

See http://sbarnhill.mvps.org/WordFAQs/BlankPage.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"KMM" wrote in message
...
I have a few section breaks that are causing hidden blank pages. I've
triple
checked that these breaks are marked as next page (it even says it in
parentheses next to the section break mark). I've also gone to the
following
section and looked on the layout tab and it says "next page". Can
anyone
tell
me why? I tried just putting a new section break in, but it went from
page
3
to 5 also. It has happed 3 times in my document. The other 8 sections
breaks
seem to be fine.

THanks!


.


.

  #13  
Old June 4th, 2010, 06:08 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Doug Robbins - Word MVP
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Default "New page" section break causing hidden blank page

The "issue" is caused by the page numbers being formatted to start at 1
rather than continue from the previous section.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

"KMM" wrote in message
...
I pulled the first part, where I've having the problem and put it on
Dropio.com. You can see it here. The whole doc is 93 pages, but the
problem
is just he "hidden" page 4 and page 6. I left the table that follows the
section after page 6 in case that is important, but deleted the info in it
because it was full of people's names and emails. The reason for the
section
breaks in nearly all my cases is change in header. These pages are
appendices
for a report.

http://drop.io/WordHelp

Thanks.


"KMM" wrote:

I have a few section breaks that are causing hidden blank pages. I've
triple
checked that these breaks are marked as next page (it even says it in
parentheses next to the section break mark). I've also gone to the
following
section and looked on the layout tab and it says "next page". Can anyone
tell
me why? I tried just putting a new section break in, but it went from
page 3
to 5 also. It has happed 3 times in my document. The other 8 sections
breaks
seem to be fine.

THanks!


  #14  
Old June 4th, 2010, 01:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Posts: 31,786
Default "New page" section break causing hidden blank page

Yes, that will do it. Word insists on putting 1 on a recto page.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
...
The "issue" is caused by the page numbers being formatted to start at 1
rather than continue from the previous section.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

"KMM" wrote in message
...
I pulled the first part, where I've having the problem and put it on
Dropio.com. You can see it here. The whole doc is 93 pages, but the
problem
is just he "hidden" page 4 and page 6. I left the table that follows the
section after page 6 in case that is important, but deleted the info in
it
because it was full of people's names and emails. The reason for the
section
breaks in nearly all my cases is change in header. These pages are
appendices
for a report.

http://drop.io/WordHelp

Thanks.


"KMM" wrote:

I have a few section breaks that are causing hidden blank pages. I've
triple
checked that these breaks are marked as next page (it even says it in
parentheses next to the section break mark). I've also gone to the
following
section and looked on the layout tab and it says "next page". Can anyone
tell
me why? I tried just putting a new section break in, but it went from
page 3
to 5 also. It has happed 3 times in my document. The other 8 sections
breaks
seem to be fine.

THanks!




  #15  
Old June 4th, 2010, 02:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
KMM
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 33
Default "New page" section break causing hidden blank page

Okay. But I don't have any page numbers in the document. I only see the ones
in the Word "frame" that are showing for any Word document. How would that be
formatted? I thought that was just Word keeping track of how many pages are
in the doc. How do I get rid of that blank 4th and blank 6th page that I
can't get to?

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

The "issue" is caused by the page numbers being formatted to start at 1
rather than continue from the previous section.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

"KMM" wrote in message
...
I pulled the first part, where I've having the problem and put it on
Dropio.com. You can see it here. The whole doc is 93 pages, but the
problem
is just he "hidden" page 4 and page 6. I left the table that follows the
section after page 6 in case that is important, but deleted the info in it
because it was full of people's names and emails. The reason for the
section
breaks in nearly all my cases is change in header. These pages are
appendices
for a report.

http://drop.io/WordHelp

Thanks.


"KMM" wrote:

I have a few section breaks that are causing hidden blank pages. I've
triple
checked that these breaks are marked as next page (it even says it in
parentheses next to the section break mark). I've also gone to the
following
section and looked on the layout tab and it says "next page". Can anyone
tell
me why? I tried just putting a new section break in, but it went from
page 3
to 5 also. It has happed 3 times in my document. The other 8 sections
breaks
seem to be fine.

THanks!


  #16  
Old June 4th, 2010, 02:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Stefan Blom[_3_]
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Posts: 4,556
Default "New page" section break causing hidden blank page

For each affected section, look in the Page Number Format dialog box. Make sure
that "Continue from previous section" is selected (and not "Start at").

To display the dialog box: In Word 2007, double-click a header to activate it.
Then click Header & Footer Tools tab | Page Number | Format Page Numbers. If you
are using Word 97-2003, click the Format Page Number button on the Header and
Footer toolbar.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via news.eternal-september.org)



"KMM" wrote in message
news
Okay. But I don't have any page numbers in the document. I only see the ones
in the Word "frame" that are showing for any Word document. How would that be
formatted? I thought that was just Word keeping track of how many pages are
in the doc. How do I get rid of that blank 4th and blank 6th page that I
can't get to?

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

The "issue" is caused by the page numbers being formatted to start at 1
rather than continue from the previous section.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

"KMM" wrote in message
...
I pulled the first part, where I've having the problem and put it on
Dropio.com. You can see it here. The whole doc is 93 pages, but the
problem
is just he "hidden" page 4 and page 6. I left the table that follows the
section after page 6 in case that is important, but deleted the info in it
because it was full of people's names and emails. The reason for the
section
breaks in nearly all my cases is change in header. These pages are
appendices
for a report.

http://drop.io/WordHelp

Thanks.


"KMM" wrote:

I have a few section breaks that are causing hidden blank pages. I've
triple
checked that these breaks are marked as next page (it even says it in
parentheses next to the section break mark). I've also gone to the
following
section and looked on the layout tab and it says "next page". Can anyone
tell
me why? I tried just putting a new section break in, but it went from
page 3
to 5 also. It has happed 3 times in my document. The other 8 sections
breaks
seem to be fine.

THanks!




  #17  
Old June 4th, 2010, 02:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
KMM
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 33
Default "New page" section break causing hidden blank page

How do I do it? I see when I right click on the pages numbers, that even
though it's page 5 in the Word frame, the box that comes up says "Formatted
Page 1".

How do I get it to paginate continuously? And when I do that, will page 4
and page 6 disappear?

It sounds like you all may have discovered the cause, but how to I fix it
and what happened to make it happen?

Thanks!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Yes, that will do it. Word insists on putting 1 on a recto page.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
...
The "issue" is caused by the page numbers being formatted to start at 1
rather than continue from the previous section.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

"KMM" wrote in message
...
I pulled the first part, where I've having the problem and put it on
Dropio.com. You can see it here. The whole doc is 93 pages, but the
problem
is just he "hidden" page 4 and page 6. I left the table that follows the
section after page 6 in case that is important, but deleted the info in
it
because it was full of people's names and emails. The reason for the
section
breaks in nearly all my cases is change in header. These pages are
appendices
for a report.

http://drop.io/WordHelp

Thanks.


"KMM" wrote:

I have a few section breaks that are causing hidden blank pages. I've
triple
checked that these breaks are marked as next page (it even says it in
parentheses next to the section break mark). I've also gone to the
following
section and looked on the layout tab and it says "next page". Can anyone
tell
me why? I tried just putting a new section break in, but it went from
page 3
to 5 also. It has happed 3 times in my document. The other 8 sections
breaks
seem to be fine.

THanks!




.

  #18  
Old June 4th, 2010, 03:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 31,786
Default "New page" section break causing hidden blank page

Stefan has explained this, I believe.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"KMM" wrote in message
...
How do I do it? I see when I right click on the pages numbers, that even
though it's page 5 in the Word frame, the box that comes up says
"Formatted
Page 1".

How do I get it to paginate continuously? And when I do that, will page 4
and page 6 disappear?

It sounds like you all may have discovered the cause, but how to I fix it
and what happened to make it happen?

Thanks!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

Yes, that will do it. Word insists on putting 1 on a recto page.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote in message
...
The "issue" is caused by the page numbers being formatted to start at 1
rather than continue from the previous section.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

"KMM" wrote in message
...
I pulled the first part, where I've having the problem and put it on
Dropio.com. You can see it here. The whole doc is 93 pages, but the
problem
is just he "hidden" page 4 and page 6. I left the table that follows
the
section after page 6 in case that is important, but deleted the info
in
it
because it was full of people's names and emails. The reason for the
section
breaks in nearly all my cases is change in header. These pages are
appendices
for a report.

http://drop.io/WordHelp

Thanks.


"KMM" wrote:

I have a few section breaks that are causing hidden blank pages. I've
triple
checked that these breaks are marked as next page (it even says it in
parentheses next to the section break mark). I've also gone to the
following
section and looked on the layout tab and it says "next page". Can
anyone
tell
me why? I tried just putting a new section break in, but it went from
page 3
to 5 also. It has happed 3 times in my document. The other 8 sections
breaks
seem to be fine.

THanks!



.


  #19  
Old June 4th, 2010, 04:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
KMM
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 33
Default "New page" section break causing hidden blank page

Thank you, thank you!

Sorry, I missed your post earlier and just saw the one below.

It worked like a charm! But, of course, you knew it would!

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

For each affected section, look in the Page Number Format dialog box. Make sure
that "Continue from previous section" is selected (and not "Start at").

To display the dialog box: In Word 2007, double-click a header to activate it.
Then click Header & Footer Tools tab | Page Number | Format Page Numbers. If you
are using Word 97-2003, click the Format Page Number button on the Header and
Footer toolbar.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via news.eternal-september.org)



"KMM" wrote in message
news
Okay. But I don't have any page numbers in the document. I only see the ones
in the Word "frame" that are showing for any Word document. How would that be
formatted? I thought that was just Word keeping track of how many pages are
in the doc. How do I get rid of that blank 4th and blank 6th page that I
can't get to?

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

The "issue" is caused by the page numbers being formatted to start at 1
rather than continue from the previous section.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

"KMM" wrote in message
...
I pulled the first part, where I've having the problem and put it on
Dropio.com. You can see it here. The whole doc is 93 pages, but the
problem
is just he "hidden" page 4 and page 6. I left the table that follows the
section after page 6 in case that is important, but deleted the info in it
because it was full of people's names and emails. The reason for the
section
breaks in nearly all my cases is change in header. These pages are
appendices
for a report.

http://drop.io/WordHelp

Thanks.


"KMM" wrote:

I have a few section breaks that are causing hidden blank pages. I've
triple
checked that these breaks are marked as next page (it even says it in
parentheses next to the section break mark). I've also gone to the
following
section and looked on the layout tab and it says "next page". Can anyone
tell
me why? I tried just putting a new section break in, but it went from
page 3
to 5 also. It has happed 3 times in my document. The other 8 sections
breaks
seem to be fine.

THanks!



.

  #20  
Old June 4th, 2010, 06:29 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Stefan Blom[_3_]
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 4,556
Default "New page" section break causing hidden blank page

I'm glad I could help!

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via msnews.microsoft.com)



"KMM" wrote in message
...
Thank you, thank you!

Sorry, I missed your post earlier and just saw the one below.

It worked like a charm! But, of course, you knew it would!

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

For each affected section, look in the Page Number Format dialog box. Make
sure
that "Continue from previous section" is selected (and not "Start at").

To display the dialog box: In Word 2007, double-click a header to activate
it.
Then click Header & Footer Tools tab | Page Number | Format Page Numbers. If
you
are using Word 97-2003, click the Format Page Number button on the Header and
Footer toolbar.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
(Message posted via news.eternal-september.org)



"KMM" wrote in message
news
Okay. But I don't have any page numbers in the document. I only see the
ones
in the Word "frame" that are showing for any Word document. How would that
be
formatted? I thought that was just Word keeping track of how many pages are
in the doc. How do I get rid of that blank 4th and blank 6th page that I
can't get to?

"Doug Robbins - Word MVP" wrote:

The "issue" is caused by the page numbers being formatted to start at 1
rather than continue from the previous section.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

"KMM" wrote in message
...
I pulled the first part, where I've having the problem and put it on
Dropio.com. You can see it here. The whole doc is 93 pages, but the
problem
is just he "hidden" page 4 and page 6. I left the table that follows the
section after page 6 in case that is important, but deleted the info in
it
because it was full of people's names and emails. The reason for the
section
breaks in nearly all my cases is change in header. These pages are
appendices
for a report.

http://drop.io/WordHelp

Thanks.


"KMM" wrote:

I have a few section breaks that are causing hidden blank pages. I've
triple
checked that these breaks are marked as next page (it even says it in
parentheses next to the section break mark). I've also gone to the
following
section and looked on the layout tab and it says "next page". Can
anyone
tell
me why? I tried just putting a new section break in, but it went from
page 3
to 5 also. It has happed 3 times in my document. The other 8 sections
breaks
seem to be fine.

THanks!



.



 




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