Page Numbering Word 2007

Are you trying to insert Word 2007 page numbering and have no option in the sub menu?

You were running Word 2007 beta right….

Here is the fix:

Click on the Start Button, select Run

Type the following: “%appdata%MicrosoftDocument Building Blocks”

This will open a folder and in it you will see a 1033 folder.  In this you will see the “Building Blocks.dotx”.

Delete that file.   Rerun word, and all will be ok!


  33 Replies to “Page Numbering Word 2007”

  1. Jake
    April 1, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks for the input. I could not find this info anywhere on microsofts website.



  2. richard
    April 14, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    I appreciate your help. I went from beta to trial.

    Why is Microsoft so bloody stupid and incompetent, not to mention downright un-user-friendly?

  3. Jonathan
    April 23, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    You are the man. I reinstalled the damn program over and over because microsoft support told me to. You solved the problem in 10 seconds. You truly are a god among men.

    However, in microsoft’s defense. Word 2007 is a pretty great program.

  4. Brandon
    April 23, 2007 at 9:39 pm

    I can’t believe I had to search the internet to get this to work. Thanks for the article and Microsoft has some serious issues.

  5. George Rindov
    April 25, 2007 at 8:34 pm

    Thanks, it works.

    MS have to inser a link in their KB to your site.

  6. Alvaro Castillo
    May 3, 2007 at 1:04 am

    Thank you! it worked I almost go and buy a new copy!

  7. Peter
    May 5, 2007 at 3:24 am

    Thank you very much you were a great help.We did run beta but it is now uninstaled and the genuine 2007 is instaled so beta must have left this on the system thanks once again peter

  8. Bo Oberg
    May 6, 2007 at 10:12 am

    Thank you for this tip. It was not to find on Microsoft’s site.

  9. Lottie
    May 24, 2007 at 6:34 am

    Thankyou so much- i’m in the middle of writing a paper for uni and was getting very frustrated with Word 07’s apparent dislike of page numbering!

  10. July 27, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    Hai members, I request you to get me some notice for the following tips in microsoft word,
    Tables, formating text, editing, word art, Headers and footers, coppying and pasting, and many moro you can manage to get me. I will be gratefull if my request is put into you considerations.

  11. Qriton Xavier
    September 5, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Thank you so much. You are indeed the best. With your simple directions, I did the fix in less than two minutes.

  12. Marc
    October 14, 2007 at 2:02 pm

    Thank you thank you thank you. Have a paper due this week and I’m getting the formatting set up and the page numbering was driving me nuts. Glad I’m doing this early or I would have been frazzled trying to figure it out late at night.

  13. Lew
    November 27, 2007 at 11:24 pm

    Haha I was trying to figure it out the night before a major paper was due. Thanks so much!

  14. Melanie
    March 31, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    I can’t thank you enough. I wasted a lot of time and got a lot of bum steers from Microsoft on getting the page numbering to work in Word 2007.

  15. May 15, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    OMG you dont know how much you really should start spreading that around the intranet…works like a god damn charm

  16. Tony
    June 10, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Brilliant! Thanks!

  17. junin
    June 29, 2008 at 6:01 am

    That workaround doesn’t work for me. I cannot insert pagenumber and there is no quick style sets at all. There is no folder 1033, but a folder 1031. If I delete the file it doesn’t help. MS Office repair does not help as well. Any ideas appreciated..

  18. Summy
    October 29, 2008 at 11:44 am

    thanks so much!!
    a problem that has frustrated me the whole night!!

  19. faith
    October 30, 2008 at 5:52 pm


    i tried this but it didnt work for me. i have an essay due so im getting desperate. help anyone?

  20. Sharon
    November 9, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Excellent found this tip in about 5mins using google.. good stuff keep up the great sharing of tips and tweaks.. 🙂

    You saved me ages

  21. Nan Singh
    December 17, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I found this folder but was told that I couldn’t delete it because it said it was open. So far as I know it isn’t open so now what to do. I have a paper due tonight. My computer tech did not know either. I had another friend work on it for two hours the last time I needed it done and now I can’t remember all she did. Frustrating. I would move all this to Open Office but have tables that would be a problem.

  22. Col. Sharp
    February 2, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Wow! That’s it?!

    Thanks so much!

  23. Alina
    March 3, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!

  24. Ahmed
    June 2, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Thanks a lot man, appreciate ur help 🙂

  25. Laura
    August 24, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Awesome. Thank you.

  26. sriram
    September 9, 2009 at 9:04 am

    ha wat a brilliant answer you have given man…

    thanks a lot man… i really got frustrated bcoz of this bug and worst part is i could not get any solution for this… you have really helped me a lot….

    thanks a lot man….

  27. AGY
    October 16, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Thank you! no much to say I believe all has been said.

  28. November 13, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Thanks a lot .. I was lucky to arrive to your page through google, after passing by MS without success … I was finalizing a business proposal and it looked bizzare not to paginate a 4 pages proposal

  29. John
    November 26, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks a you really solved me a problem that made me search for hours on Internet…really thank you

  30. linden
    December 6, 2009 at 4:02 am

    wow, I seriously love you man! thanks so much! at first, my 1033 folder was hidden but i clicked on properties and unchecked the box for it to not be hidden so i got it to work. thanks again!

  31. Ace
    February 7, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Wow… great help.. i was about to reinstall the whole thing.

  32. Pam
    February 27, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!! This just started happening recently and I was just about to re-install Office 2007.

  33. Arrestidi
    June 3, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Hi, I have the same problem, tried everything ofcourse, but even this doesnt work, the file just replaces itself. bummer. anyone got a clue how to fix that?

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