page numbers in Word 2007 - skipping page number on first page


John Goche


I have a Microsoft Word 2007 document which has a title and
table of contents on the first page and the various chapters on
the following pages. I have used an automatic TOC and then
clicked on the Insert tab and then Page Number -> Bottom of
Page to insert page numbers.

My problem is that I don't want the first page to be numbered
so that the second page starts with the number 1.

I have tried clicking Page Number -> Format Page Numbers...
to set the first page number at zero but then when I delete the
zero all page numbers are deleted by Word 2007 just as though
I had selected Page Number -> Remove Page Numbers.

How do I set up a document with no page number on the
page number on the first page and all subsequent pages
numbered sequentially starting from 1?


John Goche

Suzanne S. Barnhill

In addition to setting 0 as the starting number, you have to enable
"Different first page."

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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