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Chapter Numbers in Page Numbers in Microsoft Word

The most commonly made mistake when wanting chapter numbers with your page numbers is knowing the rules.

You must use Outline Numbering in the style you use for your headings. While Word will allow you to use any heading style to provide the chapter number, it will ONLY allow use of a heading style (Heading1, Heading2, and so on), and no other style.

You may use a workaround to get the chapter numbers into your page numbers. However, if you expect to use an electronic table of contents, you MUST use Outline numbering. debuted on May 26, 2005. provides examples of Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.

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