How to Add Page Numbers to PDF

This tutorial will show you how to add page numbers to pdf in Acrobat. This tutorial will be using Acrobat XI.

Step # 1 – Opening the Pages Options

Start Acrobat XI and make sure that you have the PDF you want to add page numbers to open. Click the “Tools” option and at the top of the menu and from the options that appear click on the “Pages” option.

Opening the pages area

Step # 2 – Giving the Pages Numbers

In this section find the “Head & Footer” option and click on it. In the menu that pops up click “Add Header & Footer”. A window will appear that will allow you to create a header or footer which can be a page number. Click the “Insert Page Number” button and you will see a number surrounded by symbols appear in the “Left Header Text” box, cut and paste this to another box if you want it somewhere else on the page. Here we are placing it at the “Right Footer”. Click “OK”.

The insert page numbers option

Step # 3 – Checking the Page Numbers

You will now see on the pages of the PDF that page numbers have appeared and that is how to add page numbers to pdf.

Page numbers successfully added to the PDF