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: Changing the Type of Page Numbers Used in Headers or Footers.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 9, 2016)
As you already know, Word allows you to make page numbers a part of your headers or footers. After adding the page numbers, you may want to change the type of page numbers used. Word allows you to use several different types of page numbers, as follows:
|Arabic||1, 2, 3...|
|Arabic with Dashes||- 1 -, - 2 -, - 3 -...|
|Uppercase Roman||I, II, III...|
|Lowercase Roman||i, ii, iii...|
|Uppercase Alphabetic||A, B, C...|
|Lowercase Alphabetic||a, b, c...|
To change the format of your page numbers, follow these steps:
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