Add page numbers in Word

  1. Click Insert > Page Number, click a location (such as Top of Page), and then pick a style. Word automatically numbers every page.

    To add page numbers, choose the Insert tab, and then select Page Number.
  2. When you’re done, click Close Header and Footer, or double-click anywhere outside the header and footer area.

    The Close Header and Footer option is highlighted on the Header and Footer Tools tab.

Tip: Word automatically numbers every page, but you can change that if you want to. For example, if you don't want the page number to appear on the first page of your document, double-click or double-tap near the top or bottom of a page to open the Header & Footer Tools Design tab, and select Different First Page. For more options, choose Insert > Page Number > Format Page Numbers.

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