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Word: Page numbers only from page 3

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1st step: insert breaks
Step 2: Unlink the footers
3rd step: insert page number
4th step:
5th step:
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Brief instructions: Word: Page numbers only from page 3

Would you like the page numbers in Word to start on the third page? We'll show you how to do it..

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Are you writing a Word document that you would like to add page numbers to, but should only start from page 3 because you have a cover sheet and table of contents beforehand, for example? We will show you how to do this in just a few steps in the following instructions.

Follow our step-by-step instructions , the quick start guide or the explanatory video .

1st step: insert breaks

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Click at the end of the text on the second page . Now select the item " (Page) Layout " in the tab , click on " Breaks " and then on " Next page ". If necessary, the text on the third page has now slipped down. You can bring it back up by deleting the paragraph with the [Backspace] key [ ].

Step 2: Unlink the footers

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Then double-click on the lower edge (footer) of the third page and deactivate the " Link to previous " item in the menu .

3rd step: insert page number

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Then click on " Page number " in the same menu to insert one. Choose whether the page numbers should be at the top or bottom of the page. You can also specify the position of the page number in the header or footer. The numbering now starts automatically with the page number 3 . If you want to start with 1 , please follow the steps below:

4th step:

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You click on " Page Number " again and then on " Format Page Numbers ".

5th step:

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Select " Start at: " and enter a " 1 " or any other number you want and confirm with " Ok ".

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Brief instructions: Word: Page numbers only from page 3

  1. Click at the end of the text on the second page .
  2. Now select the item " (Page) Layout " in the tab , click on " Breaks " and then on " Next page ". If the text on the third page should have slipped down, you can bring it back up by deleting the paragraph with the [Backspace] key [ ].
  3. Then double-click on the lower edge (footer) of the third page and deactivate the " Link to previous " item in the menu .
  4. Now click on " Page Number " in the same menu to insert one. The numbering now starts automatically with the page number 3 . If you want to start with 1 , follow the other steps :
  5. Click on " Page Number " again, then click on " Format Page Number ".
  6. Select " Start at: " and enter a " 1 " or any other number you want and confirm with " Ok ".

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