How to Add Page Numbers in Word 2016

In this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to add page numbers in Word 2016.

To get started, go to Insert > Page Number > Top of Page (or wherever you want it) > Plain Number 3 (or whichever suits your needs).

 Add Page Numbers in Word 2016

The Header should now have opened for you. If not, you can double-click on the Header area to open it. Alternatively, you can go to Insert > Header.

 Add Page Numbers in Word 2016

If I didn’t want the first page (the cover page) to not have a page number, I can check the box Different First Page under the Design tab that shows up when the Header is opened.

 Add Page Numbers in Word 2016

However, on the next page, the number ‘2’ shows up. If I wanted this to start as ‘1’, I would need to change it.

 Add Page Numbers in Word 2016

To change it, right-click the number and click Format Page Numbers…

 Add Page Numbers in Word 2016

You can also go under the Design tab, click Page Number > Format Page Numbers… to find the same menu.

 Add Page Numbers in Word 2016

Change the Start at: field to ‘0’.

 Add Page Numbers in Word 2016

The number on the second page should now be a ‘1’.

 Add Page Numbers in Word 2016