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A lot of people want to use different page numbering schemes in different parts of their documents. And a lot of people want to use "page x of y pages" page numbering in their documents.
Sometimes, people want to use "page x of y pages" page numbering in just a part of their documents.
It all gets down to linking--or unlinking.
If your sections are not linked, you can use a different numbering scheme in each section. You can use i, ii, iii in one section and page x of y pages in another section.
The Header and Footer galleries include some page x of y pages numbering formats. Or you can use field codes to do it yourself.
But first, click where you want to begin the page x of y pages numbering.
Click the Page Layout tab, and then click Breaks and click Next Page under Section Breaks.
Now you have a new section. Double-click in the header or footer (wherever you want to put your page number), and then click Link to Previous to unlink your new section from all the preceding pages. If Link to Previous is not orange, you're ready to go.
If Link to Previous is orange, you're still linked, so be sure to click it.
Now, you can click Page Number, click Top of Page or Bottom of Page or Current Position, and then scroll down until you see Page X of Y.
Click the page number option that you want to use. It will look something like this:
If you want one more thing in your header or footer, such as the document title or your name, skip the gallery and use field codes.
You still want a new section, and you still want to be sure that it isn't linked to the previous pages in your document.
Now, if you're still in the header or footer, press TAB until the cursor is where you want the page number.
Type the word page and a space, then click the Insert tab, click Quick Parts, and click Field. Use the Page and NumPages fields to get the page number and the total number of pages. You can also use the step-by-step instructions.
Now you have your page x of y pages numbering. It looks something like this:
(I turned on field code shading so that you can see where the field codes are.)
If you want to use a different numbering format later in the document, be sure to add another section break and to unlink that section.
And if you know right from the start that you want to use different numbering formats, insert those section breaks and unlink them first. That way, you can be sure to get the right numbers where you want them.
For all the details of page numbering and headers and footers, see Add or remove headers, footers, and page numbers.
-- Joannie Stangeland
I'm glad you found the answer! I'm also curious about what the answer is, and I'm very sorry for all your frustration.
Every few years Office makes two steps forward and three backward. Simple page numbering is only one of this years blunders but it's a BIG one. Lady, I don't have time for this nonsense. Get rid of it and put back simple "Page x of y" as it's always been.m Your productivity "improvements" are definitely not.
I hear your frustration.
If I have a document with multiple pages, and I go the footer and type 'Page 1 of 5', is there something I can do to get Word to automatically put 'Page 2 of 5', 'Page 3 of 5' etc on subsequent pages?
Is there something in the autocorrect options?
You can type "Page" but then you need to use the field code for the actual numbers. The instructions for which field codes you need to use and how to enter them are in this post.
Hi, I would like to know how to let excel add a page number on the page; however, it is only one page. So the page should print up page 1,2,3, ext. For example i print 20 pages of the some page i would like the page numbers to be different. Could you please help me. Marc
I've forwarded your question to the people who run the Excel blog.
One way to do that in Excel is to make copies of your worksheet in the same workbook, select them all, and then insert the page numbers in the header or footer of the worksheets (Insert tab, Text group, Header & Footer button). Keep all worksheets selected to print them. If each worksheet equals one printed page, this will number the worksheet sequentially the way you want.
I hope that helps,
getting more advanced I encountered another problem.
I need page x of y starting at section 3 for page x and this will number through right to the last section I want to include, however, I need page y also count through right to the end of section 6 and not restart to give only the pages per section. How can I do this.
To make it a bit clearer, I had to include more section as the page format changes from portrait to landscape and back. Is there maybe a possibility to use bookmarking and tell Word to count till that page?
Tks for your help.
If I'm understanding your scenario correctly, it should work as long as those sections (section 3 to the end) are linked (the opposite of what I describe in the post). Just make sure that section 3 isn't linked to section 2.
I have a 20 page doc and I want no number on p. 1 & to start numbering from 1 on page 2. Although I have had lots of trouble with page numbering in Word 2010, I am totally stumped this time. I have a section break set up at the bottom of p. 1. I do the insert number on page 2 and it shows the 1. However, the subsequent papers have no numbers on them. There are no other section breaks after the one on the 1st page. How can I solve this problem and get pages 2-19 numbered sequentially?? Thanks
scream, scream scream!!! I'm doing the final formatting on my dissertation. I have been trying and trying, following all instructions, to get it so that I have a title page and then start numbering on the next page with 1. IT WON'T DO IT! I followed the instructions for breaks so that I have a new section, but it justs inserting a blank page and puts 1 on that! I then tried 'different first page' but it won't do that either, even though I have got different first page ticked, and just starts numbering on the title page. I've wasted enough time on this. I must be doing something wrong but have checked the instructions again and again. I've wasted enough time on this. I'm at my wits end! HELP!