Insert a Page Number from a Specific Page in MS Word – 2021

Inserting page numbers into a Word document is easy, but adding page numbers from a specific page is a bit tricky. However, in this article, you can follow the simple steps below to insert a page number from a specific page in MS Word‌.

Steps to Start or Insert a Page Number from a Specific Page in Microsoft Word:

  1. If you want to insert page numbers wherever you like, first add as many pages as you want in the Word document.
  2. Click on the text beginning of the page (top left cursor position) in a word document where you want to start the page number.
Start a Page Number from a Specific Page in Microsoft Word
Start a Page Number from a Specific Page in Microsoft Word
  1. Then navigate to the Layout or Page Layout tab.
  2. Now click on the Breaks and then click on the Next Page under Section Page.
Section Breaks to Start a New Section
Section Breaks to Start a New Section
Learn Different Headers and Footers for any Different Pages in Microsoft Word
  1. Now double-click on the header or footer area (top or bottom area) of the word document (optional).
  2. A Header and Footer tools design tab will open after a double-click as explained in the above step (optional).
  3. Go to the Insert Tab.
  4. Then click on the Page number to expand its menu in the Header & Footer group.
  5. Select one of the page options from the Top of the Page, Bottom of the Page, and Current Position to insert the page number.
Insert Page Numbers in MS Word
Insert Page Numbers in MS Word
  1. After inserting the page number, on the Insert tab, in the Header and Footer group, click on the page to expand its menu, then click Format Page Numbers to open its dialogue box.
  2. On the format page numbers dialogue, click start at under page numbering and make sure the page number must be 1 in the box. lastly, click on OK.
Format Page Numbers in MS Word
Insert a Page Number from a Specific Page in MS Word
  1. Though the page number cannot be started as we want. to start as we want, make sure the header and footer tools design tab are open (editing mode). Or, double-click on the header or footer area (top or bottom area) of the word document.
  2. Now click on the Link to Previous on the Design tab.
Remove Previous Link by clicking Link to Previous
Remove the Previous Link by clicking the Link to Previous
  1. Now the page number will only start from the page where you wanted to start. In this way, you can insert a page number from a specific page in MS Word
  2. After That, delete all the numbers of all the previous pages, just delete any one-page number. (If you do not want the numbers on the previous pages).
  3. Finally, the Page Number starts from a specific page as in the picture below.
Insert a Page Number from a Specific Page in Microsoft Word
Insert a Page Number from a Specific Page in Microsoft Word

Conclusion:

The steps described above will help you to start the page from where you like in any document. If you understand this well, you can easily learn even the 5 hardest things related to it. For example, you can apply captions, borders, watermarks, and columns to different pages in any style you like.

Where do we use starting the page numbers from a specific page in Word?

It is very important for us to start the page numbers where we like. It is very useful in materials like any book. In any book, it is necessary to start from the important content page without starting the page numbers from the first page. Because the first two or three pages are about the book title, index and author description.

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