How to Start Page Numbering From 1 on a Different Page in Microsoft Word

Written by lily medina
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Normally, if you insert page numbers into a Microsoft Word document, the first page becomes Page 1. To start page 1 on the second page, you have to set the document to start with Page 0 and then apply different first-page settings to hide the 0. To start page 1 somewhere else in the document, you need to start a separate section with separate page-number settings.

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Instructions

    Start Page 1 on the Second Page

  1. 1

    Click the "Insert" tab on the Ribbon.

  2. 2

    Click the "Page Number" button; on the drop-down menu, click "Format Page Numbers."

  3. 3

    Click the circle next to "Start at," under the heading "Page numbering."

  4. 4

    Type a "0" in the "Start at" field.

  5. 5

    Click "OK" at the bottom of the box.

  6. 6

    Click the "Page Number" button again. Hover the cursor over the location where you want to insert the page numbers until the menu expands; then click the style and format of page numbers you want.

    If your document already contains page numbers, then simply double-slick the header, footer or margin where you placed the page numbers. Either way, the Ribbon will switch to the Design tab.

  7. 7

    Check the box next to the option "Different First Page" on the Ribbon, in the Options group.

  8. 8

    Select and delete the "0" page number on the first page.

    Insert Page 1 into the Middle of a Document

  1. 1

    Click at the very beginning of the page that you want to label page 1.

  2. 2

    Click the "Page Layout" tab on the Ribbon.

  3. 3

    Click the "Breaks" button on the Ribbon; on the drop-down menu, click "Continuous."

  4. 4

    Click the "Insert" tab on the Ribbon.

  5. 5

    Click the "Page Number" button. Hover the cursor over the location where you want to insert the page numbers until the menu expands; then click the style and format of page numbers you want.

    If your document already contains page numbers, then simply double-click the header, footer or margin where you placed the page numbers.

  6. 6

    Click the "Link to Previous" button on the Ribbon.

  7. 7

    Click the "Page Number" button, near the left of the Ribbon; on the drop-down menu, click "Format Page Numbers." The Page Number Format box will pop up.

  8. 8

    Click the circle by the "Start at" option, under the heading "Page numbering" in the Page Number Format box.

  9. 9

    Click "OK" at the bottom of the box.

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