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How to start Page Numbers later in your Document

If you have a long Word document that is going to be shared once finalised, adding page numbers gives readers a simple way to navigate through the document, skipping over pages or sections that may not be as relevant to them.

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Sometimes you need to re-start your page numbers mid-document. If your document has sub-sections that are likely to be extracted and read on their own, you will need to re-think your page numbering system and possible start back at page1 for each new section. This ensures that if a section is extracted and read on its own, you don’t have a starting page numbered page76, leading the reader to believe they are missing the 75 earlier pages.

Maybe you don’t have a million subsections but you do have a long intro or index page or just want your page numbers to start from page 10, not page 1.

In this post, we will walk you through how to start your page numbers from any page you please. Then, how to re-start your page numbers mid document, sounds complicated but it’s not.

Let us show you how..

Starting Page Numbers from a Specific Page in Microsoft Word

  1. Open Word
  2. Click Insert in the toolbar
  1. Under Insert, Press Header & Footer > Page Number
  1. Find and click Format Page Numbers… within the drop-down options
  1. Type the page you would like to start your numbering on in the ‘Start at:’ Box. In the example below, we selected page 2
  1. Press OK

You have now successfully started your page numbers from a specific page.

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