- You can add page numbers in Word to the header or footer sections of your document.
- Once you enable page numbers in the Insert menu, Word can automatically number all your pages.
- Page numbers can come in a variety of styles, sizes, and fonts.
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Adding page numbers to long Microsoft Word documents takes just a few clicks. The pages are numbered automatically, so you don’t need to add them in one by one.
You can have page numbers at the top or bottom of the page, and there are a variety of styles to choose from (top-right corner, bottom-center, et cetera).
Here’s how to add page numbers in Word, using either a Mac or PC.
How to add page numbers in Word on macOS
1. In the Insert tab of an open document, click the Page Number icon.
2. Select Page Number.
3. Choose where you want the page numbers to appear, as well as an alignment style.
4. Uncheck the “Show number on first page” box if you don’t want the first page of your document to be numbered.
5. If you want to choose a different numbering style, click Format and choose from the list of options.
6. Once you’re finished, click OK. They’ll appear immediately. If you want to edit them, you can double-click them in the header or footer.
How to add page numbers in Word on Windows
1. In an open document, click Insert.
2. Choose Page Number.
3. Select a location — either header or footer — for page numbers from the drop-down menu, then scroll through the style options and click the one you like best.
4. If you don’t want the first page or title page of your document numbered, go to the Design tab and choose Different First Page.
5. Select Page Number followed by Format Page Numbers.
6. Click the circle next to “Start at:” and set the number to zero.
7. Select OK before choosing Close Header and Footer to finish editing.