Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Determining the Current Page Number.

Determining the Current Page Number

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 19, 2013)

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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.

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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What is seven more than 3?

2015-05-12 02:44:14

lawrie marshall

Unfortunately, no good for determining what is actually printed at foot of page. eg. iv comes back '4', and '3-4' (with chapter numbering switched on) also delivers just 4. I am having to cheat by inserting a temporary page x-ref to self, copy that text then delete it. There surely has to be a better way of finding the actual page number (as it appears in a print).


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