Restart or continue page numbering

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  1. If you haven't done so already, insert a section break (section break: A mark you insert to show the end of a section. A section break stores the section formatting elements, such as the margins, page orientation, headers and footers, and sequence of page numbers.) where you want to start page numbering.

ShowHow?

  1. Click where you want to insert a section break.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Break.
  3. Under Section break types, click the option that describes where you want the new section (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.) to begin.

 Note   If you have already inserted a page break (page break: The point at which one page ends and another begins. Microsoft Word inserts an "automatic" (or soft) page break for you, or you can force a page break at a specific location by inserting a "manual" (or hard) page break.) to cause a chapter to start on a new page, delete the page break and replace it with a section break that starts on a new page.

  1. Do any of the following:

ShowStart page numbering with 1 after the first page

For example, you can omit page numbers for the document's title page or introduction and then start page numbering later in the document.

  1. Click in the section (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.) in which you want to start page numbering.
  2. On the View menu, click Header and Footer.
  3. If you want to position 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.).
  4. If a header or footer has been defined for a previous section in the document, click Link to Previous Button image on the Header and Footer toolbar to break the connection between the header or footer in the current section and the previous section.
  5. If there's already text in the header or footer that you don't want, delete the text before inserting the page number.
  6. On the Insert menu, click Page Numbers.
  7. Click Format.
  8. In the Start at box, enter 1.

ShowStart page numbering with a number other than 1

For example, you can number pages without a break in numbering between multiple documents by numbering the first document 1 through 20 and the second document 21 through 40.

  1. Click in the section (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.) in which you want to change the starting page number.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Page Numbers.
  3. Click Format.
  4. In the Start at box, enter a number.

ShowRestart page numbering with 1 for each chapter or section

For example, you can number the first chapter 1 through 5 and the second chapter 1 through 8. Or, number the table of contents i through iv and the rest of the document 1 through 25.

  1. Click in a section (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.) or select multiple sections in which you want to restart page numbering.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Page Numbers.
  3. Click Format.
  4. In the Start at box, enter 1.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003