I hope someone can help. I am editing a book that a colleague formatted (he has since retired). The first section is numbered in roman numerals. All is well until the beginning of Chapter 1. In the footer we use a hyphenated system Chapter 1, page 1 would be 1-1. For some reason, My chapter 1 starts with 2-1. The rest of the book (9 more chapters and an appendix) is numbered correctly. When I format page numbers in the header and footer tools, nothing changes. As far a I can tell the footers are identical! Any ideas? John
John, this is actually pretty simple to fix. First, verify that your footer for Chapter 1 is not linked to the footer for the front matter. From the Tell Me box, enter Edit Footer. This will open the footer in your document. Advance to the Chapter 1 section. On the Header/Footer Design menu, verify that "Link to Previous" is not selected (callout 1).
Once you've verified that your footer isn't linked to the previous section footer, select the "Insert" ribbon, then select the small arrow to the right of "Page Number" (callout 2). This will open the Format Page Numbers dialog box (callout 3).
Select "OK." If you don't have a list style applied to your Section 1 heading, you will get a warning. In this case, apply the appropriate list style to your Heading 1 style. If you need help with List Styles, please create a new question.
Good luck and respond back to let me know if this solves your problem.