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Office 2000 - Word - printing - footer - bug?

When I use the "Page x of y" macro in the footer of a page and I print using the default option "all pages",  my pages come out with '"1 of 1", "2 of 2"....."10 of 10" in the footer. But when I print specific ranges or pages, i.e. "1-10" it prints out OK, "1 of 10", "2 of 10"......"10 of 10".

Is it a bug, a feature or is there something I have missed out?

Regards

Kaushik Janardhanan

KayJay
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

do you have sections in the document. Word does not always play nice with page numbering across sections.

Tapiwa
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Is a forced Page Break a Section? That is about all that I use.

KayJay
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Hey, the same thing happens to me often times. Page 2 of 2, and so on.

Sathyaish Chakravarthy
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Turn on "Tools / Print / Update fields". Or manually update the fields by selecting the entire document (Cntl-A) and pressing F9.

Look in the help for a discussion on updating fields.

Spider
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

I've the same effect.
Doing : preview / Ctrl-End / Print usually works.

Philippe Back
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

I vaguely recall this being a known bug. One of the service packs fixed it. A workaround is to print in reverse order.

Martha
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Yup, known bug:
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/AppErrors/PageXofY.htm

Martha
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Hey! Thanks a lot. Much appreciate it! Printing in reverse order worked for me.

Regards

Kaushik Janardhanan

KayJay
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

"Much appreciate it!"  => "Much appreciated"

Grammar police
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

> "Much appreciate it!"  => "Much appreciated"

Not so. It's as follows.

"Thank you very much for helping me out. I very much appreciate the fact of your helping me out."

The "it" in "much appreciate it" refers to the fact of you having helped me.

"Much appreciated" is also valid, though I did not intend to communicate my _having been_ very appreciative of your assistance to me. I wanted to inform you that I _am_ very appreciative of it.

Regards

Kaushik Janardhanan

KayJay
Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Incorrect. "Much appreciate it!" could be lengthened to "I very much appreciate it!", but left as written is non-sensical.

Blow
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

If "much appreciated" presumes "I" as the subject, how is is it non-sensical to expect the same with "much appreciate it."?

KayJay
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Seems fine to me KJ

Stephen Jones
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Because idiomatic expressions don't work that way, KayJay. You can't generalize a nonstandard phrase based on another nonstandard phrase; either the phrase appears in the lexicon, or it doesn't. "Much appreciated" has become an acceptable shorthand for "It is much appreciated." This implies nothing whatsoever about other phrases that use the word "appreciate."

To put it another way, the sentence "I very much appreciate it" is already nonstandard ('much' isn't an adverb, yet with the addition of 'very' it's being used as such). Abbreviating it to just the last three words makes it sound just plain wrong.

Martha
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

That said, I understood what you meant the first time, and in fact my brain autotranslated "much appreciate it" as "much appreciated", so I had to read Grammar Police's comment a few times before I got his point.

Martha
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

<quote author="Martha">
To put it another way, the sentence "I very much appreciate it" is already nonstandard ('much' isn't an adverb, yet with the addition of 'very' it's being used as such). Abbreviating it to just the last three words makes it sound just plain wrong.
</quote>
Interesting. It is quite the standard in my neck of the woods. Almost all kinds of formal communication including legal and quasi-legal letters have used that sentence over here in India, and especially in the South.

To be fair, I've done a quick google search, today, 01/04/2004 09:45 hrs., just to find out how common it is in other parts of world that have something more than a passing acquaintance of Her Majesty's Tongue. I'll leave it to you and Grammar Check to look into them and evaluate its valdity. Do let me know. I'll take you word on it.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=grammar+phrase+%22much+appreciate+it%22+&btnG=Search

Regards

Kaushik Janardhanan

KayJay
Wednesday, March 31, 2004

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