ARCHIVED: In Microsoft Word for Windows, how do I insert page numbers?

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In Microsoft Word, you can insert page numbers at the top of a document (called the header) or at the bottom (called the footer).

Inserting page numbers will paginate the entire document by default. To paginate only parts of your document, consult the help feature from within Microsoft Word.

Word 2010 and 2007

To insert page numbers:

  1. Select the Insert tab, and then select the Page Number icon.
  2. Select the position and alignment you want for the page numbers.

    Note: Unlike in previous versions of Word, the position and alignment are not separate selections. Choose Top or Bottom for position and you will see a preview of the alignment possibilities.

  3. If you want to change the numbering style or starting number, click Format Page Numbers.
  4. Click OK to return to your document.

Word 2003 and earlier

To insert page numbers:

  1. From the Insert menu, select Page Numbers....
  2. Select the position and alignment you want for the page numbers.
  3. If you want to change the numbering style or starting number, click Format....
  4. Click OK to return to your document.

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