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Formatting Page Numbers using
Different Word Styles
I am attempting to format page numbers in a graduate level thesis.
I have the number 'i' for my table of contents page, however when I switch to the text portion of my paper and I format the page numbers as 1 and following, all previous formatting is changed.
Basically, I want to be able to format page numbers with Roman numerals and traditional numbers as well.
Formatting page numbers differently for the various parts of your document can be accomplished by creating sections. Then each section can have its own numbering sequence and style.
To create sections so you can style the page numbers, follow these steps:
- Insert your cursor at the bottom of the last page of your front matter.
the ribbon, select the Page Layout tab and find
the Page Setup group.
- Click Breaks, then under Section
Breaks, select Next Page.
- The cursor jumps to the next page (or creates a new page if there is no next page).
You may need to remove a few line breaks to bump your content back up to the
top. Be careful not to delete the section break (you can see it by pressing
- Go to the bottom of the first page of this new section and double-click
inside the footer. This activates the Header & Footer Tools tab on the ribbon.
- On Header & Footer Tools tab, in the Navigation group,
deselect Link to Previous. This breaks the connection between the footer in this new section and the footer in the previous section.
Now you can format the numbering in the body of the document and it won't change the numbering in your front matter.
If you are creating appendices that need their own numbering stream (A1, A2, B1, B2, etc.), just repeat the process to create a new section.
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