If you’re like most people, you probably start your Google Docs on page 1 by default. But what if you need to change the starting page number for some reason? Maybe you’re creating a document with several sections and you want each section to start on a new page.
Or maybe you’re adding page numbers to a document that already has content on some of the pages, and you want the numbering to start from a specific page.
Whatever the reason, changing the starting page number in Google Docs is easy to do. Check out the steps you need to follow from below:
Open the Google Document that you wish to change the page numbering for.
Now press “Insert” from the top bar and select “Page numbers” from the pop-up menu. Under “Page Number”, choose “More options”.
Now enter the preferred starting page number under “Start at”. You can also choose the position of the page number (Header/Footer) from here.
Once you’re done, click “Apply” to save your changes.
That’s it! These are the simple steps you need to follow to change the starting page number in Google Docs.
If you want to start the page numbering from a different page in your document (e.g., from page 3), then you can do that easily. Here’s how:
Open the Google Document that you wish to modify.
Add a section break to the previous page of the page where you want the new numbering to start. As an example, if you want to start numbering from page 3, you will need to add the break at the end of page 2.
To do this, put your cursor at the end of the text and press “Insert > Break > Section break (next page)”.
Now go to the page where you want to add the page number and double-click on the bottom of the page. Unmark “Link to previous” and press “Options > Page numbers”.
Finally, enter the number you want to start from in the “Start at” field and click “Apply”.
That’s all! Now you will see that the page number started from the preferred page.
Changing the starting page number in Google Docs is an easy task that you can do in just a few steps. Whether you want to change the starting page number or start numbering from a different page, all you need to do is follow the instructions from above. Give it a try and see how it works for you!