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Insert Page Numbers

Release Date: 03-20-12

Page numbers are highly useful in aiding in the navigation of multi-page documents. You can manually insert page breaks, set a different page format, and specify the starting page number for the current document as well.

Insert Page Numbers

To insert page numbers using the header and footer, follow these steps:

(1) Go to the Header&Footer section of the Insert tab and select the Page Number option. This will open the Page Number dialog box:

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Figure 2.8—2 Insert page numbers

(2) Select the position where you want the numbers to be inserted from the Position drop-down list.

(3) In the Alignment drop-down list, choose Alignment for the selected page number.

(4) In the Number format drop-down list, choose the number format for page numbers.

(5) If you cancel the Show number on first page check box, the first page will not show the page number.

(6) Click the More button and open the Page numbering section. You can select Continue from pervious section or Start at. If you select the Start at option, you need to enter the first page number in the spinner on the right.

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Figure 2.8—3 Set the page numbering

(7) Click OK to complete.

Tips: After inserting page numbers, you can set the font for the numbers by selecting the Text Font setting. However, any changes made in one page will affect the format for every page in the document.

Specify starting page number

The steps to specifying the starting page number are as follows:

(1) Go to the Header&Footer section of the Insert tab and select the Page Number option. This will open the Page Number dialog box.

(2) Click the More button and open the Page numbering section. Select Start at, and enter the first page number in the spinner on the right.

(3) Click the OK button to complete.