[Solved] Page Numbers field is "Page Numbers", not page #s

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[Solved] Page Numbers field is "Page Numbers", not page #s

Postby johnoo » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:37 am

Trying to add to a document, go into Insert/Fields/Page Numbers & select this
But I just get the words "Page Numbers" shaded where the cursor is set.
What am I doing wrong.
Using AOO 4.1.9
Last edited by MrProgrammer on Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:16 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Page Numbers

Postby robleyd » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:13 am

Try toggling View | Field Names - Ctrl+F9.
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Re: Page Numbers

Postby johnoo » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:46 pm

What do you mean by "toggle"? Gone into View/Field Name & enter number & this stays same for all pages!
I'm trying to put page number in Header or Footer, is this a constraint?

Extra Information :- Have now noted that a document which I added page numbers to (in Header) some years ago now states "Page Numbers" in a block that has grey background, & the actual numbers do not occur.
Problem with version 4.1.9?
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Re: Page Numbers

Postby floris v » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:16 pm

"Toggle" means turn on or off. If View | Field Names is turned on, it will be turned off, if it was off, it will be turned on. The same as with applying boldface or italics with direct formatting - just select some text, press Ctrl+B repeatedly and see for yourself how the text is made bold and plain again and again. That's what toggling is.
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Re: Page Numbers

Postby robleyd » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:17 pm

View | Field Name toggles, or changes, between displaying the content of the field (e.g. the actual page number) or the name of the field. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+F9 to change between display of the field name or field content.
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Re: Page Numbers

Postby johnoo » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:27 pm

OK, thanks have "toggled" off Field name & all is OK
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