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).
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.
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.
However, on the next page, the number ‘2’ shows up. If I wanted this to start as ‘1’, I would need to change it.
To change it, right-click the number and click Format Page Numbers…
You can also go under the Design tab, click Page Number > Format Page Numbers… to find the same menu.
Change the Start at: field to ‘0’.
The number on the second page should now be a ‘1’.