• Click on the Insert tab.
  • Click on Page Number in the Header & Footer group.
  • Choose the location of page number (usually top of page). Plain Number 3 is most used option when adding name/page number to header.  Click on your choice.

‚ÄčMicrosoft Word display of inserting a page number into the header of a document

  • The header will open and the page number is inserted with the cursor positioned in front of the number.  Start typing your name. When finished typing your name, hit the space bar to insert a space between your name and number. 

Your name and subsequent page numbers will now appear on all pages of your document.

Microsoft Word header with page number and name inserted


  • Close the Header and Footer Tools Design tab by clicking Close Header & Footer tab.
  • To edit, double click by your name or page number to open the design tab.  Make changes and close.

Comments (1)

  1. I tried so many times to paginate various Word 10 documents, including having my name along with the page number at top of every page except the first. I have looked it up many times and wasted hours unsuccessfully trying to do it. Finally, the directions here WORKED! So, THANK YOU... I am grateful for the detailed and easy to read and understand directions.
    by DenbeNY on Dec 02, 2018.

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