How to show the correct number of pages

  • Word
  • 2016
When you work with complex document such as project documentation, book or diploma, you need to insert several pages that should be excluded from the total number of document pages. For example, if you have one document of 27 pages where 4 first pages with recommendations should be excluded from the total number of pages:
Example of the correct number of pages in Word 2016

To add the line as Page 13 of 27 in your document, see How to include the total number of pages along with the current page number.

To exclude some number of pages from the total number, do the following:

    1.    Right-click on the field with number of total pages and choose Toggle Field Codes:

Toggle Field Codes in Word 2016

    2.    In the field:

The field in Word 2016
  • Add the symbol = and select all previous text in the field:
    Add the special brackets to the field in Word 2016
  • Click Ctrl+F9 to add the special brackets:
    Add - 4 to the field in Word 2016
  • Add – 4 to the end of this formula to exclude 4 pages from the total number of pages in the document:
    Add - 4 to the field in Word 2016

    3.    Right-click on the field and choose Toggle Field Codes again to show the updated number of pages.

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