Remove page number from selected pages in Word

This is in response to the query posted by a reader that “How to remove a page number without removing all page numbers ”.

Word 2016, 2013 and 2010 have a feature that allows users to remove page number for selected pages alone. The option is know as “Section Break” and it is available as part of the Page Setup menu. For example if you have 5 pages in a document and want to remove the page number for the 4th Page then you can follow the below mentioned steps.

Step 1:- In the Word document, scroll down to the page with number as 4.

Step 2:- Navigate to Page Layout menu then click the Break menu option under Page Setup section.


Step 3 :- Select Next Page from the Breaks menu drop down list.



Step 4 :- Then double click the Footer of the new page section.


Step 5 :- Select Same as Previous option in the document and un select the Link to Previous available under the Header & Footer Tools.

Step 6 :- Now you can edit or remove the page number from only the selected page.

In Category: Word 2010, Word 2013, Word 2016

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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  • Jonshey January 30, 2013, 5:12 pm

    Thank You So Much it Worked!!!! What a headache.

  • Help1 February 26, 2013, 4:13 pm

    can you a video tutorial for this? I still cant get it through

  • Mehrdad Bibak January 19, 2014, 4:52 pm

    Many Thanks, was very useful for me

  • Hamed May 4, 2014, 2:48 pm


  • PG May 23, 2014, 6:55 pm

    Thanks so very much! i browsed through several blogs but this was the most easiest to follow.
    thanks again!!

  • Eli August 23, 2014, 2:24 pm

    Thanks. I have managed to break my document into sections. I can leave the title page plank. I have put roman numerals on one section. I have put ordinary numbers on the remaining pages.
    But I need to have an un-numbered chapter title page before each chapter. Is it possible t do this and still have the page numbers flow smoothly from one chapter to the next.
    e.g. Chapter 1 ends on page 7, followed by Chapter 2 title page with no number, can I then get the next page to automatically continue with page number 8?

  • Temesgen December 3, 2015, 6:09 pm

    Thanx alot.

  • Finn Jacobsen January 20, 2016, 10:22 pm

    Got as far as step 5. “Link to Previous available under the Header & Footer Tools.” not active as selection. Why has Microsoft made such an obvious option so complicated to perform. Truly frustrating software. As most Microsoft products. No help to find in Help menu, as usual.

  • dong February 12, 2016, 6:05 pm

    tnx bro……. great, verry helful….

  • Phil February 23, 2016, 3:10 pm

    Thank you very much sire!
    It was indeed helpful.
    May you continue your kind actions.
    God Speed thee.

  • David April 6, 2016, 8:20 pm

    Thanks alot!

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