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Page Numbers

Page numbers in the header or footer improve a document's organization and make it easy for readers to keep their place.

To number a document's pages

1.
Choose Insert > Page Numbers.

The Page Numbers dialog box appears (Figure 4.7).

Figure 4.7. Indicate where you want the page numbers to appear, their alignment, and whether the first page will be numbered.


2.
Specify the page number's position and alignment.

  • You can place numbers in the header or footer (Position) and align them to the right, left, or center (Alignment).

  • The Inside and Outside alignment choices apply if you have mirrored pages, as when creating a book.

3.
If you want the first page's number to be displayed, click the Show number on first page check box. Otherwise, the first visible number will be on the second page.

4.
To set or change the page number format, click the Format button. The Page Number Format dialog box appears (Figure 4.8). Do any of the following:

  • Choose a numbering style from the Number format drop-down menu.

  • To use chapter-relative numbering (as in 13-1, 13-2, and so on), click the Include chapter number check box, and then choose a style and separator from the two drop-down menus.

  • You can also choose to continue page numbering from a previous section or designate a starting page number.

Figure 4.8. The Page Number Format dialog box provides additional options, such as whether to use chapter-relative page numbering.


Click OK to close the Page Number Format dialog box.

5.
Click OK to close the Page Number dialog box.

✓ Tip

  • You can edit the header or footer to precede the page number with the word Page (see Figure 4.6).


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