Last Updated: 23,05,2024    Views: 0

In Microsoft Word, how do you start page numbers part way through a document?

To start page numbers part way through a document:

  • Position your cursor on the page you wish to start your page numbers from.
  • Open the Page Layout ribbon at the top of the screen and choose Breaks (Section Breaks) and Next Page.
  • Highlight the Footer of the page you wish to start numbering from and you should see Link to Previous - click this once.
  • Choose Insert - Page Number, and select the page numbers format you want.

(You may wish to show the hidden formatting by clicking on this button . This can help you spot when section breaks are in the required place.)

At this point you should see no page numbers on the pages before your section break and your numbers starting after. You may need to delete the page numbers before your section break.

Formatting after you have completed the document can always throw up the odd anomaly, so if you need any further help with page numbering, you can either contact the Catalyst helpdesk or call 01695 650800, choosing option 3 when prompted for assistance.

You may also find the following videos useful:

Page numbers starting from a specific page in Word 2016 tutorial for beginners.

LinkedIn Learning - Work with page numbers effectively - log in with your normal username and password.


If you are still struggling you can always get help & support via the Catalyst helpdesk, by emailing or calling on 01695 657800 

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