Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
I’m still puzzled by people who manually number their pages when they use a computer and a word
processor. Such a thing is silly beyond belief. That’s because
Your word processor numbers your pages for you!
Memorize it. Live it. Be it.
Adding an automatic page number
Word can not only automatically number your pages, but it also lets you place the page number just
about anywhere on the page and in a variety of fun and interesting formats.
Start your page numbering odyssey thus:
1. Click the Insert tab.
2. In the Header & Footer area, click the Page Number command button.
A menu drops down, listing various page numbering options. The first three are locations: Top of
Page, Bottom of Page, and Page Margins, or the sides of the page.
3. Choose where to place the page numbers.
I want my page numbers on the bottom of the page, so I regularly choose the Bottom of Page
4. Pluck a page numbering style from the scrolling list.
You can see oodles of samples, so don’t cut yourself short by not scrolling through the menu. You
can even choose those famous page X of Y formats.
Dutifully, Word numbers each page in your document, starting with 1 on the first page, up to
however many pages long the thing grows. Plus, if you delete a page, Word renumbers everything
for you. Insert a page? Hey! Word renumbers everything for you again, automatically. As long as
you insert the page number by following the preceding set of steps, Word handles everything.
The page numbers are placed into the document’s header or footer. See Chapter 14 for
information on headers and footers.
To change the page number format, simply choose a new one from the Page Number menu.
Page numbers can be removed just as easily: See the section “Removing page numbers,” later
in this chapter.
See Chapter 23 for information on inserting a page number into your document’s text, as
opposed to in a header or footer.
Starting off with a different page number