Office challenge: How would you display the total page numbers in a section?

Configure the x of y page numbering format where y reflects the position of the current page within the section, rather than the total document page count.

A Word user calls with an interesting request. A document comprises two sections and she's using the x of y page numbering scheme. Page numbering for the first section is working fine. By unlinking the second section from the first and setting the {Page} field to start with the new section, she has the x component in the second section working correctly. The {NUMPAGES} field, however, reflects the total number of pages in the document, not the section. She needs the y component to display the total number of pages in the second section, not the document. Can you help her?

By Susan Harkins

Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.