I suspect this shall be the most maddening phase of the book. I'm doing a relatively simple one-column digest book, with art in places. But I've already found the indexing in Word is off by one number for some reason, and I can't just start numbering pages from one a couple pages into the document. I'm sure there's a way to do it, but Microsoft has done it's damnedest to hide it.
In the end, I'll give it my best shot. If I can't get the numbering to work right, I just might remove the index. While I know some people like them, I never use them, and the book will be relatively short. I'm not going to frustrate myself for hours on something I don't need.