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#270384 - 2017-12-01 19:14 Author, Lee Child
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When I can’t sleep during the night I listen to BBC World Service on my iPod Nano. A recent programme featured the Jack Reacher author Lee Child.

Here, Lee Child reveals that he wrote his first Jack Reacher book on Word for Windows 3.1. Over time he changed to Word for MacOS in writing additional books in the series.

In writing his first novel, he had little difficulty in inserting page numbers in Word. However, “Word has got too complicated” on the Mac, he suggested. He hadn’t subsequently figured out how to insert page numbers in Word for Mac.

His workaround? Using a copy of his first published Word for Windows 3.1 draft, for every subsequent Jack Reacher book he has written, he deletes the entire document before starting to write anew (with the original page number inserts intact).

Lee (if you happen to stop by), in Word for Mac 2016, go to Top Bar Menu > Insert > Page Numbers. It's that simple.

Alternatively, within the Word main pane, its Insert > Page Number icon.


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#270386 - 2017-12-01 20:44 Re: Author, Lee Child [Re: spinaltap]
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Page numbers are being deprecated in Word 2018 as no one prints documents on paper anymore so they have no function.

You heard it here first...


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#270387 - 2017-12-01 21:14 Re: Author, Lee Child [Re: Ian]
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So Trump has no need for his shredders now.
Amazing how his influence persists.

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#270620 - 2017-12-10 20:45 Re: Author, Lee Child [Re: Ian]
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Originally Posted By Ian
Page numbers are being deprecated in Word 2018 as no one prints documents on paper anymore so they have no function.

You heard it here first...


That is very true, with everyone reading on digital platforms where you can chose your font size, I guess a page number is now irrelevant?


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