Monday, May 12, 2008

Monday Mutterings

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I have a problem. In Word the manuscript I am working on does the page numbers automatically and for some reason has gone from # 127 to # 2. I’ve looked at Format but don’t know how to adjust it. Anyone please?

Today I have ‘nice’ gardening to do; renewing my pots, and an old table to paint. The one on the guest balcony has rusty legs. I have plenty of chairs but couldn’t find a suitable table. So I’m going to rub down the one I have and paint it. The thought of the money I’ll save gives me a nice warm glow. So I hope you don’t mind making do with a few old photos today.

15 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE old pictures...And not just mine! I LOVE most peoples old pictures...One could write a little short story about some of these....!
I wish I could help you Pat, but I havem't a clue as to why WORD would be doing that---exasperating, isn't ot?...But I bet one of your readers will be able to help you!

apprentice said...

I love them too. What a good looking family you have!

Enjoy the nice jobs, they are the best!

AndrewM said...

Pi,

You should do this...

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rosneath said...

jumping page numbers? that doesn't sound right. you know that backwards P button onthe top that you turned on once by accident and couldn't turn off? If you turn it on and look at what the doc is saying between #127 and #2 it might give you a clue as to what's going on - sounds to me as if it might be a 'new section' or something. if so, just highlight and delete that and then turn off the backward P.

oh my that's worn me out - I was going to comment on my experiences with the pill but a hot flush came on and I've forgotten what I was going to write!!!!

belle

sablonneuse said...

Sorry, I know nothing about word so I hope rosneath has sloved your problem.
She certainly cheered me up by admitting to memory lapses. Now I don't feel alone!

Dandelion said...

Yes, this happened to me only last Friday! Drove me mental. I still haven't figured it out. I guessed it was new sections starting as well, because it seemed to coincide with where I'd put in page-breaks, but that's as far as I'd got in terms of resolving it.

Yeay to rosneath belle!

PI said...

Naomi: how right you were. Aren't we the lucky ones?

Anna: I wish they were here and I could tell them:)

Andrewm: thank you! I'll try it soon.

Belle: you have a great memory and it sounds about right. I had been fiddling with the indent which had gone walkabout. We are all grateful to you.

Sandy: you alone? I don't think so:)

Dandelion: you see if a young thing like you is flummoxed what hope is there for we oldies?

R. Sherman said...

Did you fix the problem? When in doubt show the codes and see what's hidden on the page, then zap the stuff that looks out of place.

Liked the photos, BTW, although I'm thoroughly tired of cold weather now.

Cheers.

Casdok said...

Hope the table turns out how you want it!

PI said...

Randall: I'm sure - with everybody's input - I'll be able to fix it now but am whacked after the painting / gardening so will leave it till tomorrow.

PI said...

Casdok: anything has to be better than flaking rusty legs. It already looks great but I'll touch it up tomorrow. Usual incompetence: the correct paint had a thick skin which I propped up with scissors (Shhh!) and when that ran out I used an incorrect paint.

Brom said...

I sped - read that and came to the conclusion that you got a nice warm glow rubbing down a guests leg on the balcony.

With stories like this I may well be back!

PI said...

Brom: interesting interpretation:)

Eryl Shields said...

The photos are fab.

I have an old table to paint too, snap!

PI said...

Eryl: get on with it then;)