Remove page numbers

Remove page numbers

  • Go to Insert > Page Number, and then choose Remove Page Numbers.

  • If the Remove Page Numbers button isn't available or if some page numbers are still there, double-click in the header or footer, select the page number, and press Delete. This may happen with documents with multiple sections or Different odd and even pages.

    To close the header or footer, select Close Header and Footer, or double-click anywhere outside the header and footer area.

Remove page numbers

Caution: If you have headers or footers set up, using this option might remove them entirely. Instead, open the header or footer, select the page number, and then press Delete. You might need to temporarily move or resize any objects that are on top of the page number so you can select it.

  • On the Insert tab, select the Page Number icon, and then click Remove Page Numbers.

    If the Remove Page Numbers button isn't available, double-click in the header or footer, select the page number, and press Delete.

To close the header or footer, select Close Header and Footer, or double-click anywhere outside the header and footer area.

  1. If you’re not in Editing View, go to Edit Document > Edit in Word for the web.

  2. Go to Insert > Page Numbers.

  3. Choose Remove Page Numbers.

For more info on page numbers, see Page numbering in Word.

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