page numbering in word

Sorting Out Page Numbering in Word

Page Numbering Guidance – First Choice Books, a Canada Self Publishing company

Trying to sort out how to create page numbering in Microsoft Word? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Microsoft Word can sometimes be tricky, and it’s important to have a strong understanding of how the various page styles work before you make the mistake of adding numbers to your entire book. Fortunately, there are simple and easy resources available to help you on your journey. One good resource is the Microsoft website, which offers great support documents, including one on page styles and numbering. There are also plenty of links on the Microsoft website to more information on the topic. There is an article which gives numbered, step-by-step guidance on page numbering in MS Word. First open your headers and footers if the page numbers are to be placed there by clicking on the page where either the header or footer is located. Most commonly the page numbers are placed in footers. If you wish to “mirror” page numbers on the right and left hand pages go to these video instructions.

Click here to read the helpful article by Microsoft. 

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