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I have a word document that uses the Section and Page numbering option, so for example in Section 1 the first page is 1-1 the second page is 1-2, etc. I'm trying to print pages 2-3 and 2-4 however the print window identifies this as pages 2-3 and 2-4, or in other words pages: 2,3 and 2,3,4. On the Windows operating system you could do this, but I can't find a way to do this on the Mac and searching the internet didn't yield any results.

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  • It sounds to me like you are confusing the displayed "page number" with the page number that the print dialog wants. Yes "2-3" is going to be seen as pages 2&3 when printing. You need to specify the pages by their position instead. According to webucator.com/blog/2010/08/… you should use the format p#s#-p#s# (page#section#). Whatever is displayed on the page using your preferred numbering format is actually not relevant.
    – Debra
    Feb 16, 2019 at 22:45
  • I thought that too, but the print window doesn't recognize any page numbers higher than the pages without sections on them. In my document I have about 6 initial pages that are numbered 1,2,3,4,5,6 and then it starts with 1-1, 1-2, 1-3, etc. So it will recognize pages 1 through 6, but it doesn't recognize page 7 or higher.
    – Andrew Fox
    Feb 16, 2019 at 22:48
  • Did you try using the select-and-scroll method described in the link, and see how it shows the page range? e.g. select from p.1-7 thru 2-2 to print, and see how it is displayed in the print dialog.
    – Debra
    Feb 16, 2019 at 22:51
  • I did. I tried printing page 10-11 (which is 1-7 and 1-8) but it returned a blank page. I tried p7s1-p8s1 and got a blank page as well.
    – Andrew Fox
    Feb 18, 2019 at 16:46
  • I'd suggest posting a screenshot or two of the print dialog, e.g. what it shows if you select-and-print, and what you are putting in using the #p#s format. Also are you sure you put in #p#s and not #s#p?
    – Debra
    Feb 19, 2019 at 6:18

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Since you are trying to print 3rd page of section 2 use ctrl+p which will give a prompt asking you which pages to print

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  • Unfortunately the print window doesn't recognize the 2-3 format, it thinks I'm trying to print pages 2 and 3, instead of page 2-3.
    – Andrew Fox
    Feb 15, 2019 at 18:20
  • Is there any way to send the document? Or convert it to pdf ? That way the page numbers will be fixed Feb 16, 2019 at 19:11
  • yes, that's what I do now is I save it to a pdf and then pull out the pages I want. I'm looking avoid that extra step though
    – Andrew Fox
    Feb 16, 2019 at 19:12
  • googleweblight.com/i?u=https://support.office.com/en-us/article/…. Try this and lemme know if it worked Feb 16, 2019 at 19:15
  • That's funny, I literally do exactly those steps for my word documents, have been for years because I have document control requirements where the pages revision status is in each footer.
    – Andrew Fox
    Feb 16, 2019 at 19:21

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