Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Adding Page Numbers in Headers or Footers.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 28, 2014)
If you already have headers and footers defined for your document, you can add a page number by simply editing the header or footer and then clicking on the Page Number tool on the header/footer toolbar. The page number is inserted at the location of your insertion point.
If the standard, run-of-the-mill page number does not fit your discriminating tastes, you may want to add page numbers to your headers or footers yourself. These types of page numbers can be rather fancy, if you like. For instance you may want a page number to say "Page 37" (special formatting with the word Page before the actual page number). To add page numbers in your headers and footers, follow these steps:
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