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Microsoft Word Help: Page Numbers

Welcome

Note: These instructions apply to Microsoft Word 2013. For information about earlier versions, go to Microsoft Office Support and search.

Instructions

  1. Click at the top of the page (where you want the new numbering).

  1. Go to the “Layout” tab at the top of the page. Choose Breaks > Section Breaks – Next Page.

  1. On the page after the one with the (new) page break, double-click in the header (top of the page) or footer (bottom of the page) to add or change the page numbers. 


  1. Double-clicking will open the “Design” tab under “Header & Footer Tools.” Click “Link to Previous” to ‘detach’ this section from the previous section.

If “Link to Previous” is not highlighted, check the placement of your page break. Click this icon  (in the “Paragraph” options) to see where your page break is.


  1. While still in the “Design” tab, click into the “Page Number” drop-down menu on the far left. Choose “Format Page Numbers” to format your numbers (e.g. change to Roman numerals) or choose how to start numbering this section. 

Image of the "Page Number" menu.


  1. Click "Close Header and Footer."

1. Double-click in the header (at the top of the page) or the footer (on the bottom of the page).


2. Double-clicking the header or footer will open the “Design” tab under “Header & Footer Tools”. Click into the “Page Number” drop-down menu on the far left.


3. Click "Format Page Numbers" to change the type of numbering (e.g. Roman numerals). Click "Different First page" if you don't want numbers to show on your first page (e.g. your title page). 


4. Click "Close Header and Footer."

1. Insert your page numbers.


2. Double-click in the header (at the top of the page) or the footer (on the bottom of the page).

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3. Double-clicking the header or footer will open the “Design” tab under “Header & Footer Tools”. Check the "Different First Page" box and the "First Page Header" label will appear.


4. You can now give your first page a different name/label. You may find that the number "1" disappears on its own OR you may have to delete it. 


5. Click "Close Header and Footer."

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