Page numbers are a very important organizational aspect of a document, particularly if someone is editing it and might separate the document pages eventually. But the page number only tells part of the story of the document’s structure. It might also be important to know how many pages are in the document.
Fortunately Microsoft Word 2013 has a page numbering option that allows you to include the total number of document pages as part of the page numbering. So, for example, if you wanted to have Page 1 of 2 in a Word 2013 document, you would be able to select that format and number your document pages in that manner.
How to Add Page X of Y Page Numbers in Word
The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Word 2013. Once this is finished you will have a document with page numbers in the format Page X of Y. So if you are looking at the first page of a two page document, then the page number would be Page 1 of 2.
Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.
Step 2: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Click the Page Number button in the Header & Footer section of the ribbon.
Step 4: Click the Top of Page or Bottom of Page option (depending on where you want your page numbers to display) then scroll down to the Page X of Y section and choose your preferred location.
You can then make any adjustments to the page numbers using the options on the Header & Footer Tools Design tab. Either double-click inside the body of the document or click the Close Header and Footer button to continue editing your document.
Do you also need to set up your Word document so that it isn’t displaying the page number on the first page, or title page? Learn how to skip the first page when numbering in Word 2013 to achieve this result.