Thank you for your reply.  It reassured me that I was on the right path. From having read other Help texts, I guessed that I would have to use good ole mail-merge and set up a numbers list in Excel. Luckily my knowledge of Excel was good enough to know about the drag&drop for sequential immediate numbering. When it came to the crunch, it was this particular type of mail merge which gave me a bit of initial difficulty. Despite my having used it happily and often in Word, for labels in Publisher, it was - not surprisingly - different in certain respects; principally the crucial point of the Print stage, which necessitated finding the option Publications & Paper Settings, and selecting 2 specific parameters, namely (1) Multiple pages per sheet,  (2) Single-sided printing (my default double printing had appeared). Once I'd sussed this, it was plain sailing.  Thanks again.
Raffle Ticket is an extremely easy-to-use program which allows you to print and number tickets in just minutes, right from your own PC and desktop printer. This program makes 8 tickets per 8-1/2" x 11" page and each ticket will have a unique number on the body with a matching number on the stub. You can quickly add photos or clipart, and you can select from a huge variety of fonts, colors and sizes for your text. A live preview automatically appears in the background as you create your ticket in the design window. What could be easier? This easy to use software for Windows XP/Vista/7 guides you through the whole ticket making process in just minutes. Handy reminders help you fill in the ticket body without leaving out any important information. The live preview shows you text and image changes as you make them. The Stub Design tab sets up the stub for optimal writing space. The Number Specification tab walks you through placing matching numbers on the stub and body for extra security in your drawings.
You’re selling raffle tickets to make money, so why buy the tickets pre-printed? Using Microsoft Word’s mail merge function, you can create your own raffle tickets and design them any way you please. A mail merge doesn’t have to make mail; it is simply a way to define certainly elements of a document, then automatically insert variable elements, such as raffle ticket numbers. The most important thing to remember is that each ticket needs a mate–you don’t want to pull winning ticket number 81018 only to find that no one bought that one.

I came across this website that explained how to do it using Microsoft's "Raffle Ticket" template ( However, when I tried to update the sequences as the article said, I could not find the option to update the field (I think they were referring to the option "edit field"), after copying and pasting the template onto a second page.

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If the second number on your raffle ticket is one higher than the first number, you must have accidentally put the <> tag after the first number (causing the next number, on the same ticket, to increase by one). You only need the <> after the second number on each ticket, so the next ticket gets a new number. (But you don't need it on the final ticket on the **page**, because the next **page** automatically gets a new number)
FileHold software has many ways to solve the business problem of uniquely numbering and versioning documents.  The software  provides near infinite numbering / versioning possibilities using the metadata fields. The metadata fields are flexible, controllable, and searchable to allow users to create any numbering schemes they may require. The following are the document number control schemes that FileHold provides as a standard feature.
Thank you for these instructions!! I'm using them to auto number my son's baseball team raffle tickets which we hand numbered last year (UGH!). I followed the instructions exactly but for some reason the numbering is starting at 2 every time. I did deselect the checkbox about the column headers which seems the obvious culprit. Any ideas? I'm using Word on a PC. Thanks!!