MacMost Now 733: Adding Page Numbers in Pages

Learn how to add page numbers to the bottom or top of your word processing documents in Pages. You can also add the total number of pages. Find out how to get the page numbers to appear on the left and right sides of facing pages.

Comments: 9 Responses to “MacMost Now 733: Adding Page Numbers in Pages”

    Dennis
    7 years ago

    Great video tutorial, Gary! I’m an iTunes subscriber and have purchased a couple of your books; I enjoy them all!

    Is there a way to show page numbers on all pages EXCEPT the first page? So, for instance, the footer in the first page would be blank but numbering would begin with “2” or “2 of…” in the footer on page 2.

      7 years ago

      Yep. Just create sections. The first page is its own section. Then the rest of the book is the second section. Have that section start numbering with page 2 and have the footer show the page number in that section, but not the first one.

    Harold
    7 years ago

    Is there a way, short of adding spaces, to have three items in the header or footer? For example, I prefer my footer to have: my name (left justified), Page x of y (centered) and the date (right justified). Currently I add my name and date, then return to the end of my name and space to the center to add the page indicators (tab doesn’t do it).

      7 years ago

      You can do this — and tabs are the way. But you have to add the tab stops to the ruler while your cursor is in the header or footer. See http://macmost.com/word-processor-tab-stops.html

        Harold
        7 years ago

        Gary,
        Thanks for the quick response, and the link to the tutorial. I’ve already viewed some of the iMovie and Keynote tutorials and they’ve really added some insight for new approaches to my workflow.

    Tori Smit
    7 years ago

    I am writing a document (official minutes) in Pages that must start at page number 2018 and continue up from there. Is there a way to get the page numbering to start not with one, but with a much higher page number and progress from there?

      7 years ago

      Yes. It is right there in the Inspector — you can set the page number to start each section.

    Christopher H. Gouw
    7 years ago

    Hi Gary, I am in the process of compiling a teaching syllabus. Was wondering if it be possible to number the pages differently, such as: front page (no numbering); followed by foreword & table of contents (numbering format i, ii, iii, iv) and lastly the main body of the syllabus (the classical numbering format: 1, 2, 3 .. etc). What would be the right procedure to follow ? Thanks ..

      7 years ago

      You are describing sections. Just create new sections and use the Inspector to start page numbering as you like in each section. Then create each header/footer as you like.

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