Number first page greater than 1

How to start page numbering with a number greater than 1

Completely revised instructions (22 October 2003)

Follow these instructions to start the page numbering in a document at a number greater than 1. (These instructions are for a page number in a footer, but you can put the number in a header instead.)

  1. Set the page style for the first page of your document. In this example, it is First Page, but it can be any page style you choose.
  2. Click Insert > Footer > [Page style].
  3. The cursor is now in the footer. To insert the page number, click Insert > Fields > Page Number. The page number will be 1.
  4. Click in the first paragraph in the text area, or type a paragraph of text.
  5. Click Format > Paragraph (or right-click and choose Paragraph from the pop-up menu) to display the Paragraph dialog (Figure 1).

    Changing the starting page number using the Text Flow tab on the Paragraph dialog
    Figure 1. Changing the starting page number using the Text Flow tab on the Paragraph dialog

  6. Click the Text Flow tab. In the Breaks section, select Enable, With Page Style, and the page style you are using for the first page of the document.
  7. The Page number field is now active. Type the page number you want to start with. Click OK to close the Paragraph dialog.

Note: If you set a starting page number that is an even number, when you print the file or create a PDF, you will end up with a blank page before the first page. This blank page is visible in Page Preview.

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