Ever needed to be able to change the page numbers in the middle of a Microsoft Word document (an appellate brief, for example)? Like, switching from Roman numerals to Arabic numerals or just not having page numbers at all?
Don't tear your hair out, my pretty. Help is here!
The secret to doing this is found in the Word feature called Sections. Sections will (among other things) allow you to have distinct headers and footers on different pages of the document. So, using that appellate brief as an example, you can have no page numbers showing up on your cover page, those little lower-case Roman numerals (you know, i, iv, ix, etc.) on the pages with the table of authorities, etc., and start yet again with regular Arabic numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) when the main part of the brief starts.