How to hide page numbers for some pages in the document Word

Word 365
In Microsoft Word you can create documents with different levels of complexity. Some documents may contain pages with images, tables, etc. for which you need to hide or even skip page numbers. To skip page numbers for some pages, see How to skip page numbers for some pages in the Word document.

When you add page numbers to the header or footer of your document (see Working with headers and footers), Word adds page numbers for all pages of your document (including or excluding the first page, depends on the option Different first page).

To hide page numbers for some pages, you need to add formula instead of all text that you want to hide:

{ IF “Expression1” Operator “Expression2” “Text if formula is TRUE” “Text if formula is FALSE” }

For example, if you need to hide the page number of page 7 :

Page number to hide in Word 2016

   1.   Instead of the automatically added page numbers, click Ctrl+F9 to add the special brackets:

The special brackets for fields in Word 2016

   2.   Enter IF and then again click Ctrl+9 to add PAGE field to get the current page number:

The formula in field 1 in Word 2016

   3.   Enter <> (not equal) and then number of the page in quotes that you want to hide, in this example, "7" :

The formula in field 2 in Word 2016

   4.   Add the text that you want to see for pages with number not equal 7 in quotes:

The formula in field 3 in Word 2016

You can add text for the page number 7 (Text if formula is FALSE) in quotes, if necessary.

   5.   Format text in quotes if needed, for example:

The formula in field in Word 2016

   6.   Right-click on the field and choose Toggle Field Codes:

Toggle Field Codes in Word 2016

So, you will see numbers for all pages, excluding the page number 7 :

Hidden page number in Word 2016

See also:

See also this tip in French: Comment masquer les numéros de page pour certaines pages dans le document Word.

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