Remove page numbers

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  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 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.) around the page number.


  1. Click the page number to make its frame appear.

Frame around a page number

  1. Move the pointer over the frame's border until the pointer becomes a four-headed arrow, and then click to see the frame's sizing handles (sizing handle: One of the small circles or squares that appears at the corners and sides of a selected object. You drag these handles to change the size of the object.).

Sizing handles in frame around a page number

If the handles are not visible, you might have clicked the contents of the frame, not the frame itself.

  1. Press DELETE.


Applies to:
Word 2003