There are a few formatting options that are common across a variety of schools and organizations. Some of these formatting options include things like line spacing and margins, but another common setting is page numbers.
One of the ways that you may need to insert a page number into your document is by placing it at the top-right of the page. If you have been attempting to do this and having trouble, then you may have run into an issue where those page numbers aren’t increasing automatically. Fortunately there is a specific way to add page numbers to the top right of the page in Google Docs that we will walk you through in the guide below.
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How to Insert Page Numbers in Google Docs
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other browsers like Firefox or Edge. While we are specifically going to focus on adding the page number to the top right of the page in this guide, you actually have several different options for the location.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com and open the Docs file to which you want to add the page numbers.
Step 2: Select the Insert tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Select the Header & page number option.
Step 4: Choose the Page number option, then click the top-left option on the next menu. That option puts the page number at the top-right of the page.
While you can do a lot with the productivity applications in Google Drive, you may still find that you need to open them or share them as Microsoft Office files. Find out how to download a Powerpoint file from Google Slides as an example of how you can create those file types from your Google files.
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