Add different page numbers or number formats to different sections

Let’s say you want to use different page numbers or number formats and styles in different parts of your document, such as i, ii, iii…for the introduction and table of contents and 1, 2, 3… for everything after. The trick is to divide the document into sections and to make sure those sections aren’t linked.

  1. Click at the very beginning of the first page where you want to start, stop, or change the page numbering.
  2. Under Page Layout, in the Page Setup group, click Breaks > Next Page.

Next page

  1. On the page after the section break, double-click the header or footer area to open the Design tab under Header & Footer Tools.
  2. In the Navigation group, click Link to Previous to turn it off.
    Link to Previous

 Note    Headers and footers are linked separately, so if your page number is in the header, turn off linking for headers. If your page number is in the footer, turn off linking for footers.

  1. In the Header & Footer group, click Page Number and then pick a location and a style.

Image of the Page Number button and menu in the Header & Footer group on Insert Ribbon.

  1. To choose a format or to control the starting number, in the Header & Footer group, click Page Number > Format Page Numbers.

image of Format Page Number dialog box

  1. Click the Number format or the Start at number that you want to use, and then click OK.
  2. When you’re done, double-click anywhere outside the header or footer area to close it, or click the Close Header and Footer button.

Image of Close Header and Footer button under Header & Footer Design tools.

Learn more about page numbers

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2013