This video explains how to have automatic page numbering begin on a later page of your Word document, rather than on the very first page.
- [Narrator] To start the numbering on a different page go to the first page of your document, where you want the numbering to begin. And click at the very top of that page. Next, go to the Layout tab, and select Breaks, Next Page. If I go back to the Home tab and click this button here to show the invisible formatting elements, you can see there is now a section break here on the previous page. Next we go to the Insert tab, here click the Page Number button, and choose a style for your page numbers. For this example, I'll choose the bottom center.
And you can see that added continuous numbering, starting from the first page. But in this case, I want the numbering to start here on page four. So next, with the page footer still visible, here in the Design tab, I'm going to deselect Link to Previous. That disassociates this page from the previous section. Next, I'll go back to the Insert tab, and here I'll click Page Number, and Formate Page Numbers. Under the page numbering section I'll choose Start At and make sure a one is typed in here. I'll click okay, and there it is.
Page four of my document is now where the numbering sequence starts.
- Drawing a table
- Adding page breaks
- Formatting text in a table
- Using section breaks to control column layouts
- Properly adding space between paragraphs
- Starting page numbering later in a document
- Recovering a document after a crash
- Including both portrait and landscape pages in a document
- Saving to Google Drive from within Word
- Editing PDF content in Word
Skill Level Intermediate
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