I am doing my appendix for thesis. I need to include the appendix and I have already done section breaks.The page numbers for the appendix should go like A,A-1,A-2,A-3 and B-1,B-2,B-3 so on. I can't seem to to be able to do even after the section breaks.it seem that when i change the page above, the one below gets affected. not sure how to solve this problem.
Assuming your page numbers are on a footer (or header), it seems that Word makes them "same as above by" default. Thus numbering goes across sections.
Activate your footer, look if there is a tab "same as above" on it. There is a button on a ribbon which removes that. After that your fields on a footer will be independent.
By default Word copies headers and footers from the previous section. To change the headers and footers in a section, double-click its header or footer.
In Header & Footer Tools, make sure Link to Previous is not selected in Navigation group. (Word 2010 displays Same as Previous near the header/footer area if Link to Previous is selected.) Then type
To start numbering from 1 in the section, click Page Number button in the Header & Footer group, and then click Format Page Numbers. In Page Number Format dialog, select Start at (instead of Continue from previous section), and enter
Now the page numbers should display as A-1, A-2…
Repeat the steps above for section with Appendix B.