This puts a page number in the footer. But if you plan to add unique content for each section, the Link to Previous option must be turned off. 3) PAGE fields that are configured to start at 1 in each section. In any event, if in each Section, you format the page numbers to continue from the previous section rather than restart at 1, the pages will number correctly whether or not a page number is shown on the pages in Sections 2, 3 and 4. Click the Insert->Page Numbers menu item. having an issue trying to keep page numbers sequential. 1. At the top of the first page you want numbered, click the Insert->Break menu item. Inconsistent Page Numbering (non sequential) Showing 1-4 of 4 messages. It might not be pretty. Go to Header & Footer > Page Number, and then click Page Number. Then, select the page number on page 2, right click and select restart numbering. In the Header & Footer section of the Insert tab, click Page Number and select Format Page Numbers from the drop-down menu. You are done. Click Insert > Header & Footer to activate the Header & Footer tools. On the Page Number Format dialog box, select Start at in the Page numbering section. If your page number is in the footer, turn off linking for footers. But if you want add a different header or footer, such as your name and the title of your document, and then you add a page number later, the page number might overwrite your previous header and footer. Designed for single-sided print or viewed online. If you don't want a page number to appear on the first page, clear Show number on first page. Footer page numbers. Having had dozens of failures with page numbering, I went to an existing lib. See also. Click OK. 3. Now you can modify the page numbers in your new section depending on what you need. To make page numbering sequential, Linking is helpful. after page 8, I have two page 9's, then remainder of page numbers are correct. Go to the Design tab, and deselect the Link to Previous command. 2. off doc that had never had either footers or page numbering. Note, that there will be a footer in each section, whether or not it contains any text. Click Design > Header, and then select one style of page numbers. Insert a Next Page type section break. Pre-numbered blank document templates with no page number on the first page: Header page numbers. ALL PAGE NUMBER FIELDS ARE SET TO CONTINUE FROM PREVIOUS SECTION. 2. To change the page number on the second page to one, click the Insert tab. For more info on page numbers, see Page numbering in Word. To continue, select your header or footer in the new section. Furthermore, the dialog inserts the field in a frame, making it much harder to manipulate than if you insert it in the Header or Footer yourself as described in this article. To restart your numbering, click the Page Number command, then choose Format Page Numbers. Assuming 2003 1. Choose the position and alignment of page numbers. In our case, we select the Page 1 of ?. See screenshot: And now page numbers are batch inserted into all selected worksheets. Enter 0 in the edit box and click OK. As you navigate through your sections, on the Design tab under Header & Footer Tools, in the Header & Footer group, click Page Number, and then click Format Page Numbers. Designed for double-sided print. 4. 4. Designed for single-sided print or viewed online. I now set up the document for odd/even breaks add a footer and page numbers. See screenshot: 3. 5. When you finish this phase, press Alt+F9 again to hide the field codes and display the numbers. I do notice clicking on the footer that the footer and header section numbers are BOTH "Section 9" in the light blue boxes just above and below the footer and header, for the two page 9's. But if you do use the Insert + Page Numbers dialog, be sure to click Close when you've finished, not OK, or you'll insert a second Page field!