Add page numbers to a header or footer in Word

Add page numbers to a header or footer

  1. Click or tap in the header or footer where you want the page numbers to go.

  2. Go to Insert > Page Numbering.

  3. Select Current Position.

  4. Choose a style.

Change where the page number appears

  1. In the header or footer area, select the page number.

  2. Use the Tab key to position the page number left, center, or right. If the number is flush left, press Tab once for center, and twice for right. To go back, press Backspace until in position.

Change appearance of page number

  1. Select the page number

  2. On the Home tab, use the Font choices and dialog box to change the font family, style, size, and color.

Add page numbers to a header or footer

  1. Click or tap in the header or footer where you want the page numbers to go.

  2. Go to Insert > Page Number.

  3. Choose a style.

Use the Page field code to insert page numbers

  1. Double-click the header or the footer area (near the top or bottom of the page).

  2. Go to Header & Footer > Field.

  3. In the Field names list, Select Page, and then select OK.

  4. To change the numbering format, go to Header & Footer > Page Number > Format Page Numbers.

    Select the format you want, and then select OK.

  5. To change the numbering alignment, go to Header & Footer > Page Number > Page Number. Choose the alignment you want and select OK.

  6. Go to Header & Footer > Close Header and Footer or double-click outside the header to exit.

Tip: You might have to move some graphics or other elements in your header or footer to see the page numbers after you insert them.

Add page numbers to a header or footer

  1. Go to Insert > Page Numbers.

  2. Select a position (left, center, or right, and header or footer).

  3. Select Include Page Count to show total number of pages too, such as page 7 of 9.

To see your header or footer with page numbers, go to View > Reading View.

For more info on page numbers, see Page numbering in Word.

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