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Change Page Numbers in Acrobat – Instructions

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Change Page Numbers in Acrobat - Instructions: A picture of the “Page Numbering” dialog box in Acrobat Pro DC.

Change Page Numbers in Acrobat: Overview

            By default, Acrobat automatically applies Arabic numerals to pages in a PDF document. The first page of the document is page 1. You can change page numbers in Acrobat within a PDF. For example, you can omit numbering from a title page. You can then start page numbering from the second page in the PDF. To change page numbers in Acrobat, open a multi-page PDF. Then display the Page Thumbnails panel within the Navigation Pane.

            To omit page numbering from a title page, first click the cover page thumbnail in the Page Thumbnails panel. Next, click the “Options” button at the top of the Page Thumbnails panel. Then choose “Page Labels…” from the drop-down menu.

            In the “Page Numbering” dialog box, click the “From” option button. Then enter “1” in both the “From” and “To” text boxes. This lets Acrobat know that you only want to apply the selected numbering to the first page of the document. Select the “Begin a new section” option button in the “Numbering” section. Then choose “None” from the “Style” drop-down menu to not have a page number appear on the cover page. Then click the “OK” button. Acrobat applies your change and the second page of the PDF becomes page 1. Notice how the thumbnail images change to reflect your choice.

Change Page Numbers in Acrobat - Instructions: A picture of the “Page Numbering” dialog box in Acrobat Pro DC.

Change Page Numbers in Acrobat – Instructions: A picture of the “Page Numbering” dialog box in Acrobat Pro DC.

            To change change page numbers in Acrobat within the rest of the PDF, click the thumbnail image of the second page in the PDF. Again, choose “Page Labels…” from the “Options” drop-down menu at the top of the Page Thumbnails panel. Enter a page range from 1 to the last page of your document into the “From” and “To” fields. Remember that the title page doesn’t have a number, so page 1 is now the second page of the PDF.

            Next, click the “Begin new section” option button, and choose a numbering style from the “Style” drop-down menu. For example, you can choose Roman numerals instead of Arabic numbering. You can prefix characters to the numbering by typing them into the “Prefix” text box. You can choose at which number to being numbering for a page, if desired, by typing the starting number into the “Start” text box. After making your selections, then click the “OK” button. Acrobat applies your choices and changes the page numbers of your PDF.

Change Page Numbers in Acrobat: Instructions

  1. To change page numbers in Acrobat, open a multi-page PDF.
  2. Then display the Page Thumbnails panel within the Navigation Pane.
  3. To omit page numbering from a PDF’s title page, click the title page thumbnailin the Page Thumbnails panel.
  4. Click the “Options” button at the top of the Page Thumbnails panel.
  5. Then choose “Page Labels…” from the drop-down menu.
  6. In the “Page Numbering” dialog box, click the “From” option button.
  7. Then enter “1” in both the “From” and “To” text boxes.
  8. Select the “Begin a new section” option button in the “Numbering” section.
  9. Choose “None” from the “Style” drop-down menu to nothave a page number appear on the cover page.
  10. Then click the “OK” button.
  11. To change page numbers in Acrobat within the rest of the PDF, click the thumbnail image of the second page in the PDF.
  12. Again, choose “Page Labels…” from the “Options” drop-down menu at the top of the Page Thumbnails panel.
  13. Enter a page range from 1 to the last page of your documentinto the “From” and “To” fields.
  14. Click the “Begin new section” option button and choose a numbering style from the “Style” drop-down.
  15. To add prefix characters to the numbering, type the characters into the “Prefix” text box.
  16. To choose at which number to begin page numbering, type the number into the “Start” text box.
  17. After making your selections, then click the “OK” button.

Change Page Numbers in Acrobat: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Changing the Page Number Display,” shows you how to change page numbers in Acrobat Pro DC. This video lesson on how to change page numbers in Acrobat is from our complete Acrobat tutorial, titled “Mastering Acrobat Made Easy v.Pro DC.”

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