Field codes: Page field

The Page field inserts the number of the page that the Page field is located on. Word inserts the Page field when you click Page Number in the Header & Footer group on the Insert tab and click a page number in one of the galleries (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.).

 Note   The PAGE field does not count beyond 32,767.


When you view the Page field in your document, the syntax looks like this:

{ PAGE [\* Format Switch ] }

 Note    A field code tells the field what to show. Field results are what’s shown in the document after having evaluated the field code. To toggle between viewing the field code and the field code results, press Alt+F9.


\* Format Switch

Optional switch that overrides the numeral style (style: A combination of formatting characteristics, such as font, font size, and indentation, that you name and store as a set. When you apply a style, all of the formatting instructions in that style are applied at one time.) selected in the Number format box in the Page Number Format dialog box (Insert tab, Page Number command, Format Page Numbers).

 Note   To modify the character formatting (character formatting: Formatting you can apply to selected text characters.) of the page number, modify the Page Number character style (character style: A combination of any of the character formatting options identified by a style name.).

Applies to:
Word 2013, Word 2010