Add page numbers to a header or footer in Word.

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Add page numbers to a header or footer. Click or tap in the header or footer where you want the page numbers to go. Go to Insert > Page Numbering. Select Insert > Page Number, and then choose the location and style you want. If you don't want a page number to appear on the first page, select Different.
 
 

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You have just separated your dissertation into sections. Learn more. Knowing how to start page numbering from a specific page in Microsoft Word can be beneficial in situations where, for instance, the first pages include a cover page and a table of contents. Opening a header.

 

Microsoft word 2013 header and page number free. Page numbers troubleshooting – Word 2010

 

My version of word is very inept at dealing with headers, footers and section break transitions. This is the immediate problem: I added text to a footer with a page number something I have been doing for over 20 years. I was finally able to make word continue with the page numbers to successive pages, but the text I added does not continue to the next pages.

Again, I have been doing this since I started working with early versions of Word, which were superior in every aspect to ! When you create a new section, the default is to link to the previous footer of the same kind in the previous section.

In your document go into the footer where you added the text. You might as well copy that text while you do this. Look at the label in the line dividing the footer from the body. Then go to the footer that you want to display the text.

Look at the label again. It is likely different or Link to previous has been turned off. Immediate workaround, paste the text in the footer for the other pages. If Link to Previous is unchecked and you want this to be the same through these sections in the future, check it. Doing this replaces the text in the old footer with that in the new and links them. Was this reply helpful? Yes No. Sorry this didn't help. I found the bug. I inserter the text and page number on the second page of the document.

On the third page there is a foot note linked to text on page 3. The foot note seems to interrupt the continuity of the page numbering and text that goes on the footer. To fix it, I re-introduced the text and the page number on page 3, and now the document is fine.

I was able to replicate the bug elsewhere in the document. Microsoft should adhere to the "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" rule. Too many useless changes to the GUI and functionalities. I find myself having to re-learn how to use these products too often.

The current Office GUI has remained essentially unchanged for a decade now. Any changes over that period have been minor and have been introduced to accommodate new functionality, not the mess with the basic layout.

It's a similar story with the previous GUI, which was used for around two decades. Sections, headers, footers, and page numbering have been essentially the same in structure since at least Word and I think well before that. They are very easy to use if you have one section only and even easier if you do not use the different first page and different even and odd settings. Once you add sections and start using options, things can quickly get very complex.

Sections will be added by changing columns or margins for a part of the document. Several of the MVPs created a free tool to deal with this complexity.

I recommend it to anyone using a Ribbon version of Word in Windows who has a problem like this. The change to the Ribbon interface came as a shock, more than ten years ago. There have been no major changes to the GUI since Word Even that change to the Ribbon, though, was not a change in how Word looks at sections, headers, footers and page numbering.

All that was changed was how you got to the controls. In every version of Word I've worked with, you could get problems with page numbering, especially if you have a section that does not display headers or footers, usually in the middle of a page. Well, I don't think we are in total disagreement. What you are saying is that Word is only good for the simplest document styles.

I have a decent publications record that includes research papers, book chapters, National Academies reports, editing books etc I am used to documents with multiple sections brakes that even include changes in page orientation. This is the first time I have encountered this problem. A footnote is not supposed to stop text inserted as a footer to be repeated in every page of a section. The document I am working on now has three sections, and two different numbering styles roman and Arabic.

But I understand, for Microsoft, bugs become features. Yes, the introduction of the ribbon versions was a major productivity sink, and yes there were changes in performance. I was working on a manuscript that was heavy with figures and satellite images. The new and improved version could not handle the manuscript. It was so bad that our IT allowed us to upgrade our Office by re-installing the previous version until the performance problems were fixed.

I have to admit it was somewhat funny to see world class scientists calling IT support to learn how to save a document I was just looking at some manuscripts I published over 20 years ago they have embedded formulas, figures, tables, footnotes etc I cannot think on one change in the newer versions of Word that would make publishing those papers easier well except that now figures tend to stay anchored better.

When a car company improves a car model, they do not change the position of the pedals, or how the driver steers the car. Imagine if Office has been a car when the ribbons where introduced? Even better, imagine if Windows 8 was a car! Could you provide an example document that illustrates this behavior, so that we can have a look? This is a new feature in Word.

Unfortunately, the document is a proposal I cannot send out. I will try to replicate the error in a dummy document and will try to post. I have a deadline, so tis will take some time. I doubt Charles would agree with your assertion about what he is saying. Word is far more capable than you give it credit for. None of the document features you describe would cause Word any difficulty. As for your "A footnote is not supposed to stop text inserted as a footer to be repeated in every page of a section", it doesn't.

I am not saying that Word is only suitable for simple documents. It is an incredibly powerful program. With that power comes complexity. What I am saying is that a user who does not understand how Word functions may run into problems when they tap into that complexity.

Someone with a solid grasp of how Sections in Word works will be able put together such a document with no trouble. Most users, though, do not have that grasp.

That was as true with Word 97 it is in Word I remember well Woody Leonhard's "Word 97 Annoyances. I am a fan of Word. It is a good program, with limits. For the new user who is truly well-trained on using Word, I believe the Ribbon interface was a good change.

I never used Word for production of work. It would have been a major loss of productivity. Word is as good for getting my work done as is Word Products since them have some nice features but mostly I work in I am perhaps more willing to accept changes than many people.

I am a touch typist. Relearning to type was a headache. IMO it was worth it. I agree! I do it all the time on Mac and Windows OS. Will try to replicate the error in a dummy document and submit for your perusal. Choose where you want to search below Search Search the Community. I am about to change to LaTeX This thread is locked.

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