How to use Multiple types of Page Numbers in Microsoft Word Documents
You have a document, that required different formats for the page numbers and can’t quite figure out how to make this work.
Microsoft Words default page number setting is to give you the same style of the page number on every page. You may want to make your content or index pages numbered i, ii, iii and then use the standard pg1, pg2, pg3 for the rest of the document. Or maybe you have reference pages at the end of the document that required separate page numbers, for whatever reason you need to use two different styles of page numbers in the same document.
Before we start, make sure you have divided your document into sections. Each new section should start on a new page to make the numbering simple, from here we will show you how to insert a specific page numbering style into each section individually.
You’ll be using as many page number styles as you need within a matter of minutes.
Using more than one type of page number in Word
- Open Word
- Split your document into relevant sections, with each section starting on a new page
- Place your cursor on the page you wish to start the numbering from
- Click Layout
- Click Page Break
- Under Page Break, press Next Page. This will create a break between the two sections
- Once you have the page break inserted, place your cursor on the page you want to start the numbering from, after the page break
- Click Insert
- Under Insert, Click Page Number
- Press Page Number
- Click Format to select the style of page number you would like to add to this section
- Select Style
- Press OK
- Repeat these steps to create new page breaks before each section and then re-start or re-format the page numbers
There is no limit to how many different styles of page numbers you can use in one document, you can continue to repeat the steps above until you are satisfied with the page numbers within your Microsoft Word document.
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