Question about Delta Computers & Internet
SOURCE: Instructions to number tickts
MS Pub still lacks a lot of luster, and I've taught this program at the local community college and recently built a template for someone needing the same thing.
The trick is in tracking the numbers which can be done by adding more pages as you go or printing them off as needed one by one and keeping track with a log using notepad. In notepad you can press F5 and it will insert a time/date stamp and you can enter which number pages you printed so you don't overlap, etc.
You want to Insert a Field in the Header or Footer. The field you want is Page Number. You will notice some formatting options and choose consecutive and the options that seem right to you as you are working in the field. You can then select that field and format the color and font face, etc. I've always used red bold. Each page you add will ratchet up the page number for you automatically. The pitfall you may encounter is that MS Pub may crash after a certain number of pages are created. It has and seems to always get a bit better with each new version but be aware of this potential problem and keep a backup of your template file and your working copy. You may find you can also do this in Word which has no crash issue for 1,000 pages.
Still, the most practical way to go about this would be to print off all 1,000 at once or do 100 at a time and keep your log up to date, creating a new working file for each 100 copies with the starting page number 101, 201, etc. This all depends on when MS Pub decides to crash (if it does at all) and how you choose to go about this.
If you are unclear as to what I've stated in the above feel free to ask by commenting back to this thread and I will work with you until you're done. That is if you are willing. I am.
Posted on May 30, 2008
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