Page numbers are usually a section property, not a document property.
A page's number is determined by only two factors: page 5, the first page of that section will be page 5, the second page will be page 6, the third page will be page 7, and so on. The number never appears unless you tell Word to display it.
That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to fill your reports with Word Art and clip art and the most garish font colors ever devised; it does mean, however, that you should add those nice – and useful – little touches that aren’t available with plain-text files. But, you protest, isn’t it hard to add page numbers to Word?
Page numbers can easily be added to a document and then formatted by performing the applicable steps in the graphical user interface.
After it updates the first time, if I update again then it gives me the option to update page numbers only (which I should be given the option of doing the first time).
But for now it seem the only option I have is to update the whole thing and then manually enter in all the information again.
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This changed the page numbers a little, and all I want to do is update that, but I no longer appear to have this option. Note that manual changes that you make to the TOC will never be retained when you update.
If you look at the screen shot below you can see that there are two places where it is broken — section ‘9.3 Performance Standards….
141’ is split over two lines, as is section ‘10.0 Implementation’ on page 146.
Again, if you explained more in detail what you are trying to add, maybe someone could give you a more specific suggestion.
If the table of contents was created manually (in other words, if it wasn't created automatically from the headings), Word won't be able to update it for you.