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Add basic page numbering to your document or remove your page numbers.

Insert page numbers

  1. Select Insert > Page Number.

  2. Select where you want the page number to appear.

  3. Select the style you like and Word automatically numbers each page for you.

Start page numbering on second page

  1. Open the Header & Footer Tools by double-clicking inside the header or footer area.

  2. Select Design > Page Number > Format Page Numbers.

  3. Set Start at to 0 and select OK.

  4. Select Different First Page.

  5. Select Close Header and Footer.

Remove page numbers

  1. Select Insert > Page Number.

  2. Select Remove Page Numbers.

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