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Determining the Current Page Number

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated May 20, 2023)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003


As you are programming your macros, you may have a need to know the current page number on which the insertion point is located. This is easily obtained by using either of the following code lines in your macro:

CurPage = Selection.Information(wdActiveEndAdjustedPageNumber)
CurPage = Selection.Information(wdActiveEndPageNumber)

This code sets CurPage to the current page number. If you use the form containing wdActiveEndAdjustedPageNumber, then CurPage is a logical page number, not a physical page number. The difference is that logical page numbers take into account manual adjustments that may have been made to the document. For instance, if the user instructed Word to start counting pages at some value other than 1.

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WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (728) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Determining the Current Page Number.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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