Add page numbers

It takes only three steps to add simple page numbers to your doc in Word Online.

  1. Click Edit Document > Edit in Word Online if you haven’t already opened your document for editing.

    Image of Edit in Word Online command

  2. Click Insert > Page Numbers.

    Image of the Page Numbers option on the Insert tab

  3. You’ll see a gallery of page number layout options. Click the one you want.

    Image of the page number gallery that opens when you click Page Numbers on the Insert tab.

    Word Online will add the page number to each page of your document.

More about page numbers

  • To show the total number of pages as well as the page number (for example, page 3 of 10), check the Include Page Count box near the top of the gallery.

Image of the check box to select to include the page count with the page numbers in a doc (page X of Y).

  • If you don’t want page numbers after all, click Remove Page Numbers at the bottom of the gallery.

  • To show the document title, author’s name, or some other text with the page number, or to hide the page number on the title page, start by using Insert > Header & Footer instead of Insert > Page Numbers. For more info, see Add page numbers to headers or footers.

  • For more options—if, for example you want different page numbering in different sections—edit the document in Word instead of editing it in Word Online. If you don’t have Word, you can try or buy it now.

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