Make sure you've inserted page numbers by using the Page Numbers command on the Insert menu. Microsoft Word inserts page numbers in frames (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.), which you can position anywhere on the page.
- On the View menu, click Header and Footer.
- If you positioned the page numbers at the bottom of the page, click Switch Between Header and Footer 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.).
- Select the frame around the page number.
- Drag the frame and page number to a new location.
- If you move the page numbers outside the header or footer (header and footer: A header, which can consist of text or graphics, appears at the top of every page in a section. A footer appears at the bottom of every page. Headers and footers often contain page numbers, chapter titles, dates, and author names.) area, the page numbers are still part of the header or footer. If you want to edit or format the page numbers, you need to click Header and Footer on the View menu.
- If you inserted page numbers by clicking Insert Page Number 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.), Word inserts the page numbers as part of the text in the header or footer. Page numbers aren't enclosed in frames, and you can't drag them to a new location.