How to create "Continued on Page x"
footers where "x" is the number of the following
For more "page numbering" topics,
This technique works in WordPerfect 8 and
later versions (but will work in earlier versions -- probably
requiring slightly different menu selections).
Open the Reveal Codes window so you can observe
the effects of this procedure.
Step 1. (OPTIONAL
but suggested so you can see the effects of the procedure and
to allow displaying both page numbers -- current page
and next page -- inside ordinary Headers and Footers.)
Create a Header
that displays the current page number. Go to the top of Page
1. Create Header A (or B) with Insert|Header/Footer. Display
the normal page number at the top of all pages by inserting a
Page Number Display code in the header: Click Format|Page|Insert
Page Number, then select <Page> and click Insert, then
Close. Right justify this code, if desired, then click outside
the header to get back to the main document.
A (or B), type in a few periods ("...") or other continuation
text/symbols (such as "Continued on page ")
and insert a "secondary page" number: Click Format|Page|Insert
page number, then select <Secondary Page> and click Insert,
then Close. Click outside the footer area to get back to the
main document. (Position the cursor on the same page as the [Footer]
code you just created.)
Now for the essential part: Set the secondary
page number to one page higher than the actual page number:
Click Format|Page|Numbering. In the dialog, select <No Page
Numbering> in the "Position: " drop list. (You
already have applied page numbering in the header and footer,
so you probably don't want another number on the page!) Click
the Set Value button, and in the next window ("Values")
click the Secondary page tab. Set the secondary page number's
initial value to "2" and click Apply, then OK twice
to exit all dialog windows.
The secondary page number in the footer of
each page will now display as one number higher than the page
number in the header on that page.
You may want to suppress page numbering in the header on Page
1 (only). Use Format|Page|Suppress for this. You will probably
want to suppress the footer on the last page, too.
Use a macro: The above steps can be recorded (albeit piecemeal)
in a macro. Here is the code I used in WordPerfect 9 when developing
the above technique. Note that the macro creates Footer B at
the top of the document, and the last macro command suppresses
Footer B on the last page. Thus, you may want to play the macro
after you have finished editing your document -- or, if
you have made any changes since you last played it, find and
delete the [Suppress] code that was placed on what was the last
page, and play the macro again.
To copy this macro into your WordPerfect program,
// Macro begins
Type("Continued on page ")
// Macro ends