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How to set the starting page number in the header or footer in Excel

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SUMMARY
The starting page number for a Microsoft Excel document can be changed by clicking the Page Setup command. Using the following commands in the header or footer prints a starting page number other than 1.
   Command        Description   --------------------------   &P+##          Substitute a number for the number signs (#) to                  increment the page numbers by that amount.   &P-##          Substitute a number for the number signs (#) to                  decrement the page numbers by that amount.				
For example, to start page numbering at page 3, type the following in the header or footer section of the Page Setup dialog box:
   "&P+2 " (without the quotation marks)				
NOTE: You must type a space after the 2 in this example.
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Article ID: 48198 - Last Review: 11/16/2006 04:36:06 - Revision: 4.1

Microsoft Office Excel 2007, Microsoft Office Excel 2003, Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition, Microsoft Excel 2000 Standard Edition, Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition, Microsoft Excel 95 Standard Edition, Microsoft Excel 98 for Macintosh

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