How to Remove Page Number from First Page on Word Document?

Despite using Microsoft Word for all these years we often stuck on very little things like How to Remove Page Number from the First Page of a document. Recently a friend of mine asked this question and I went blank. As I never tried it so after a little bit of diving into the options we found a way to do it. Although there are several other ways to do it we are going to show you the easiest method of all.

If you are reading this guide then I hope that you are looking forward to removing the page number from the first page due to several reasons. So let’s see how it is done and Don’t forget to leave a comment below if you are facing any issues.

How to Remove Page Number from First Page on Word Document?

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Video Tutorial: How to remove page number from first page on word document in MS office

We are going to show a super easy method to insert page numbers from the second page either on the header or footer depending on your choice.

  1. Open the document you want to edit.
  2. Click on “Page Layout”
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  3. Now click on the Page Setup Dialog box launcher located at the right corner of the section.
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  4. Select Layout tab & Check Different first page located under headers and footers.
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  5. You can see that the page number is removed from page one.
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How to change Numbering from Second Page of Word Document?

  1. Click on the insert tab.
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  2. Next click on the Page Number located in the Header & Footer section. Select Format Page Numbers from the drop-down menu.
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  3. In the dialogue box select “Start at” and make it 0. Click Ok.
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  4. This will make your second page on the first page.
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That’s it, you have successfully removed the page number from the first page as well as numbered the document from the second page. If you are still facing the issue even after following this method for removing page number from the first page of the Word document, feel free to drop a comment below. Don’t forget to share the article with your friends and family.

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12 thoughts on “How to Remove Page Number from First Page on Word Document?”

  1. No, this solution doesn’t work. When I select “Different First Page” and change the first page to “0”, the “0” still appears on the title page, which is unwanted. Someone commented changing the the “0” to white font to hide it, but no this does not work either at it changes ALL the page numbers to white and hides them. This is a typical example of something that was very easy to do in earlier versions of Word but the programmers changed it so it’s broken now

  2. this method is not a complete solution because it still counts the title page as part of the TOTAL pages…switch from 2/4 to 1/4 is still INCORRECT as there are only THREE pages of content.

  3. I tried to remove page number from the first page where I used the way you have showed us above
    but it affect the entire document . so how ca I solve this issue?

  4. Thanks.

    Why doesn’t Microsoft test its product so they are more intuitive? This is one of the lamest features I have ever seen in word processing, or the computer world.

    Adjustments to page numbers should be available next to page numbers.

  5. Wow! the really super easy and help full tip to remove page numbering from the title page. Technology never fails to amaze people.


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