Format page numbers

Do one of the following:

ShowChange the page-number format, such as 1, i, or a

  1. If your document is divided into sections (section: A portion of a document in which you set certain page formatting options. You create a new section when you want to change such properties as line numbering, number of columns, or headers and footers.), click in a section or select multiple sections in which you want to change the page number format.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Page Numbers.
  3. Click Format.
  4. In the Number format box, click the format you want.

 Note   If your document contains multiple chapters or sections, you may want to restart page numbering with 1 for each section.

ShowInsert "Page X of Y" page numbers

  1. On the View menu, click Header and Footer.
  2. In the header area, click where you want to insert the page numbers.

If you want the page numbers at the bottom of the page, click Switch Between Header and Footer Button image on the Header and Footer toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), and then, in the footer area, click where you want to place the page numbers.

  1. On the Header and Footer toolbar, click Insert AutoText, and then click Page X of Y.

ShowChange the font and size of page numbers

  1. On the View menu, click Header and Footer.
  2. If you positioned the page numbers at the bottom of the page, click Switch Between Header and Footer Button image on the Header and Footer toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.).
  3. Select a page number.

If you inserted page numbers by using the Page Numbers command on the Insert menu, make sure to select the page number inside its frame (frame: A container that you can resize and position anywhere on the page. To position text or graphics that contain comments, footnotes, endnotes, or certain fields, you must use a frame instead of a text box.).

ShowHow?

  1. Click the page number.

A cross-hatched frame border appears around the page number.

Frame around a page number

  1. Select the page number inside the cross-hatched frame border.
  1. On the Formatting toolbar, click a font name in the Font box Button image or a point size in the Font Size Button image box.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003