Dec 03 2021 04:02 PM
Dec 03 2021 04:02 PM
Today I encountered something very strange with a Word document that I am still struggling to understand. Namely, I figured out that Word had inserted the page number before certain words in a document. It is in fact a non-printable item and when pasted as value, it is gone. My wild guess would be that the said words might have also been subject to spelling check by Word at some point. The problematic file itself is used by more than 30 people, with different language settings. Visually, it is as follows:
Could you please advise where are these numbers coming from and how can I remove them in bulk? Your help is appreciated!
Dec 08 2021 12:30 AM
Hello @Radoslav_Vladimirov ,
without seeing the entire document I can only guess. It appears as if the page number is in a box and that the properties of the box allow text to overflow the page-number box.
Can you click on the page-number and move it?
Dec 08 2021 01:13 AM
Dec 08 2021 02:53 AM
Is the issue specific to that one document? Or can you reproduce it in other documents as well?
If the issue can be observed in other documents, does it occur in conjunction with specific actions (editing, printing, etc.)?
Dec 08 2021 03:05 AM
Dec 10 2021 12:00 AM
The page numbers are most likely in the footer area. Open the footer area by double clicking on the bottom of the page, and delete the box with the page number.
That's not your problem. Your problem is that the text overflows into the footer, I think (based on the pictures). I assume your footers are mixed up a little, but without seeing the document, not easy to say what.
You might want to fix that rather than deleting page numbering.
Dec 10 2021 02:56 AM
Dec 10 2021 03:14 AM
Hi @Radoslav_Vladimirov ,
In that case, we might need to look into the document.
Can you please take one and make it presentable? Replace random letters with other random letters so that the content is not readable/making sense?
Or, if possible, take one of those documents, at the end insert random text typing
and press <enter>. This will insert 100 paragraphs of 7 lines of random text.
Delete the sensitive content. Hopefully, this will retain the page number box but delete any sensitive data.
Dec 10 2021 04:18 PM
Are you running any add-ins in Word? Try options 6 and 7 in the article at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office/troubleshoot/word/issues-when-start-or-use-word to (temporarily) disable all add-ins and see if that improves the situation.
Dec 22 2021 02:13 AM