ms word: how do insert a header with a page # (both ms word 2003 and 2007)?

Posted on 2007-10-01
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
ms word: how do insert a header with a page # (both ms word 2003 and 2007) in such a way that page 1 would be marked with 1 in a header and page 2 would be marked with a 2 in the header ...
Question by:gogoshar
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    not sure about 2007, but in word 2003 you can goto View>Header and Footer
    then from the toolbar, click Insert Autotext> - PAGE -
    remove the dashes from - 1 - and hit on Close
    it should add a header with page numbers in your pages

    Author Comment

    what do u mean by "remove the dashes"?
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    Expert Comment

    - PAGE -

    it will add these two "-" dashes before and after the number
    you can remove them manually :)
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    In Word 2007,

    Select the Insert Ribbon (Tab)
    In the Header & Footer Task Pane, select Header
    Select Blank from the list
    *You will now be in Design View
    The Header & Footer Task Pane is now to the far left, select Page Number . . . Current Position  . . . Plain Number
    Double-click the document to exit the Design view
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    The easiest way to put page numbers in a header in Word would be to be on page one,
    Click on Insert --> Page Numbers
    In the Page Numbers dialog box, set "Position:" to "Top of Page (header)"
    In "Alignment:" choose where you want the page number (on the Left, Center of Right of the header).
    Make sure the box before "Show number on first page" is checked.
    Then click on "OK" and you are done.
    These instructions are how do insert a header with a page # in Word 2003 so that page 1 would be marked with 1 in a header and page 2 would be marked with a 2 in the header ...
    Is that what you were looking for?
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    I think the points should be split between the 3 Experts.

    There were 2 parts to the question, SheharyaarSaahil answered the first and I answered the 2nd. Dgage123 expanded upon the solutions provided by both of us.

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