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| Page updated Sep 9, 2016
|[Original pub.: Jun 6, 2008]
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| Using two footers simultaneously (one for page number, the
other for separator line and filename, etc.) so that items do not
Some related items -
• Modifying the legal Pleading feature
• Headers, Footers, and Watermarks - how to start, stop, suppress, edit, change, replace, delay, overlay, and remove them
• Page Numbering in WordPerfect (a page of links to basic information and some page formatting variations)
• The EdgeText macro - place text, date, or filename outside the page margins
• Creating and modifying custom templates
• The Suppress feature
• Delay codes
Some courts (e.g., in California; see samples) require a page number at the bottom of all pages (except on Page 1), with a graphic separator line under it, and then the filename under the line.
Tip: You can modify the WordPerfect legal Pleading document to customize it. See here.
This presents a small
problem in WordPerfect, since you can't selectively suppress the page
number (on Page 1) that was inserted in a single footer (or header -- see the suppress feature here) and still leave
the other text and graphics showing.
However, you can do this if you use both footers (A and B) in the document. Note that both types of footers (and headers, too) overlap if used simultaneously. So a little tweaking is needed.
Tip: To use just one type of footer (A or B), see the example in Footnote 1.
For example: Here's a copy of a message to such a user that may help you set up these structures:
[From a Sept. 2016 post on WordPerfect Universe here:]
Can you use just one type of footer (A or B)?
A user asked how to create numbered footers but where the first page's footer is not numbered, and where the second page begins with the number "1".
My suggestion was to use a Delay code. The general method can be adapted for other "postpone formatting" situations.
"1. Create your footer (e.g., Insert, Header/Footer, Footer A) at the top of page 1 with the desired content -- but do not include page numbering inside the footer or on the main document. Exit from the footer by clicking in the document.
2. Still on page 1 (just to the right of the new [Footer A] code):
Create a [Delay] code with Format, Page, Delay Codes, 1, OK. When the Define Delayed Codes editor opens: On the main WordPerfect menu use Format, Page, Numbering and for Position set it to No Page Numbering. Then click Set Value and set the number to "1" (if it's not already 1). Click OK twice to return to the Delay Codes editor. You should see this code in Reveal Codes: [Pg Num Set].
3. Still in the Define Delayed Codes editor:
Click the Header/Footer button on the editor's toolbar, and choose the same type of Footer (A or B) you used on page 1 of the document. Click Create. You will now be inside the footer. Enter your text, etc., and place the page number code where desired -- e.g., Format, Line, Flush Right (on the main menu), then use the Page Numbering icon on the property bar or Ctrl+p. (Note: The new Footer A will supercede the Footer A on page 1.)
4. Click the Close icon (looks like a yellow folder) on the property bar to return to the Delay Codes editor. You should now see these codes: [Pg Num Set][Footer A].
5. Click Close on the editor's toolbar to return to the document.
Important: All of this presumes you have set the normal page numbering Position to No Page Numbering (step 2) so that you don't get duplicate page numbers on each page from page 2 forward."