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How to insert a page number having the form of "Page 1 of N"?

  1. choose a position for your page number:
    • at the top of the page, insert a header by selecting Insert ▸ Header and Footer ▸ Header ▸ Default style or
    • at the bottom of the page, insert a footer by selecting Insert ▸ Header and Footer ▸ Footer ▸ Default style;
  2. place the cursor in the header or the footer of your document;
  3. press the tab key to put the text in the center or on the right;
  4. enter the text "Page ";
  5. select Insert ▸ Field ▸ Page number to insert the page number;
  6. enter the text " of "; and
  7. select Insert ▸ Field ▸ Page count to insert the page count.

The page number will be displayed in the header or footer of all the pages.

See also

To modify these values in some specific cases, please see the items: