I've run into a problem with hidden pages after inserting page numbers for odd and even pages, even numbers to the left, odd to the right (here I am stuck in the middle).
I'm working on a multi-section document for a government customer. The document has several front matter sections and multiple chapters. Two of the document requirements are that each section/chapter will begin on a right-side page, and the above mentioned
even pages to the left and odd pages to the right. The problems is that Word hides even pages if "Different Odd & Even Pages" is selected. If text ends on an odd page, Word creates an even page without displaying the page. The page count in the lower left-hand
corner will show a page skip, e.g. p. 51 followed by p. 53. As expected, if I print to paper or pdf, the hidden pages get printed.
How do I make Word display that even page? I don't have an issue with the hidden pages, but I won't be the one revising the document in the future. At some point, others less familiar with Word will notice a "missing page" and add another even page, creating much havoc. I could simply add a page break to force Word to display the even page. However, the blank page will display a page number. And this customer wants blank pages to be literally blank, i.e. no oft seen, "This page left intentionally blank."