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Did you master the basics Microsoft Word already? If your answer is no, then this article will probably help you.

For this post, let's talk about Page Number in Microsoft Word 2016.

When you hear these words, what comes first to your mind?

If you do not have an idea regarding it, let us take a look to the following information.

Page Numbers

Page numbers can be used to automatically number each page in your document.

They come in a wide range of number formats and can even be customized to suit your needs.

Page numbers are usually placed in your document's header or footer.

To begin

1. Navigate to the Insert tab.

2. Then click the Page Number command.

You'll find a few different options designed to help you with different types of documents. To add page numbers to an existing header or footer, use the Current Position command. Otherwise, choose one of these three options to create page numbers from scratch.

No matter what you select, Word gives you several different numbering styles to choose from. All you have to do is click the one you want, and it will be added to your document.

As you can see, the Design tab appears any time your header or footer is open, making it easy to customize your page numbers. For instance, if you want to remove them from page 1 (then resume on page 2), you can check the box next to Different First Page. To close your header or footer, click this button there, or press Esc on your keyboard. To open it again, simply double-click the margin to unlock it.

If there's a separate section towards the end where you’d like to start the numbering over, you can even apply different styles to each section. All you have to do is insert a section break

first. For example, you want to restart the numbering at page 1 for the Works Cited. So, place the cursor at the beginning of the section, and then go to the Layout tab. From there, click the Breaks command. You'll see a few different types of section breaks, but the one we want is Next Page.

Now we can adjust our page numbering by following these steps:

1. First, double-click the header or footer to unlock it.

2. Then click the Page Number command, and choose Format Page Numbers from the menu. A dialog box will appear where you can change the number format, add chapters to your page numbering, and much more.

However, to restart your numbering, all you have to do is select the field that says Start at. By default, Word will set it to restart at 1. But you can enter any number there, depending on what you need.

3. When you're done, click OK, and you'll see the change immediately.

There are lots of things you can do once you've created different sections. For instance, if you deselect Link to Previous, you can freely edit or even delete the numbers in a section without affecting the rest of your document.

Page numbers are one of Word's most useful features, whether you're working on a simple business document or a large, important file. They can make your work easier to navigate and also add a nice professional touch.



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