Word 2013 and 2010 provide users with an option for inserting page number using the Insert menu –> Header & Footer section. You can also change the format of the page number using the Page Number Format dialog box. Listed below are the steps to add and format page numbers in Word 2013 and Word 2010 documents.
Click on the Insert menu –> Navigate to Header & Footer section –> Click on the drop down arrow available below the Page Number. Select Format Page Numbers from the menu list.
The following Page Number Format dialog box will be displayed. Using the Number format drop down you can specify the format for the page number in a Word 2010 document.
After selecting the required Number Format, Click OK to save the changes
This is in reply to a query posted by a reader that
I am sending a document by fax to a company whose offices do not allow use of internet at their offices for security reasons so I have to FAX documents to them. To avoid them missing a page I want to have numbering: Page 1 of 4, Page 2 of 4. Page 3 of 4, then on the end Page 4 of 4.
How do I do this with Microsoft Word 2010?
Let us say you have inserted page number in the footer section of the word document. And now you want to have the page number in the format as a of b. You can achieve this by using the option provided as part of Header & Footer Tools.
Step 1:- Navigate to the Footer section and select the Page number field.
Step 2:- Click the Page Number drop down available under Header & Footer section.
Step 3:- Navigate to Bottom of Page from the list and scroll down until you pick the desired format Page X of Y
Now the page number would reflect the newly select format Page X of Y