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You might need to temporarily move or resize any objects that are on top of the page number so you can select it.

Add page numbers to a header or footer in Word for Mac

If the Remove Page Numbers button is not available, double-click in the header or footer, select the page number, and press Delete. Page numbers can be formatted for each section individually. To change the format or style or start number for a section, put your cursor somewhere in that section, and then on the Insert tab, select the Page Number icon, and then select Format Page Numbers. Sometimes when you work with page numbers, the header or footer area might stay open. Add page number X of Y to a document. Start page numbering later in your document.

Add headers and footers in a word-processing document

Add page numbers to an existing header or footer. On the View menu, click Header and Footer.

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Click the page number to display the frame around the page number, and then drag the frame that contains the page number to a new location. To return to your document, click. If you move the page numbers outside the header area or footer area, the page numbers are still part of the header or footer, even though they seem to be on a different part of the page.

To edit or format the page numbers, on the View menu, click Header and Footer. Select the page number, and then click the frame around the page number, so that the resize handles appear.

Microsoft Word (Mac)/Putting Page Numbers on the Page

To remove page numbers from part of a document, divide the document into sections. For more information, see Insert, delete, or change a section break. Sometimes you want to suppress the page number on the first page. For example, a title page or a cover page usually has no page number. If your document is divided into sections, select the sections in which you want to hide the page number on the first page of the section.

Click OK twice to close both dialog boxes. Click Breaks , and then click Next Page.

On the page after the section break, double-click in the header or footer area where you want to display page numbers. Click Link to Previous to deselect the button and disconnect your header or footer from the header or footer in the previous section. Headers and footers are linked separately, so if your page number is in the header, turn off linking for headers.


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If your page number is in the footer, turn off linking for footers. In Page Numbers , choose the position and alignment of page numbers.

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If you don't want a page number to appear on the first page, clear the Show number on first page check box. If you want to change the numbering style, select a different style in the Number format list.


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If you want to change the starting page number of the newly created section, select Start at , and then enter a number. If you are done making changes in the header or footer, click Close Header and Footer , or double-click outside of the header or footer in the document.

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