Add page numbers & page count in Docs

You can add page numbers or a page count to your documents in Google Docs.

Add page numbers

To add page numbers to your document:

  1. Open a document.
  2. Click the Insert menu.
  3. Hover over Page number and choose from the following options:
    • Top of page
    • Bottom of page
    • Top of page (except title page)
    • Bottom of page (except title page)
  4. The page numbers will be added automatically.

Tip: While you can only add page numbers to documents, you can manually insert them into presentations by using text boxes and adding the slide numbers into the boxes.

Delete page numbers

To delete a page number, click into the header or footer of the document and delete the page numbers.

Add a page count

To insert a page count in your document:

  1. Open a document.
  2. Click the Insert menu.
  3. Select Page count.
  4. If you've inserted page numbers, the page count will show at the top or bottom of the page, next to the page number. If you haven't inserted page numbers, the page count will be added wherever your cursor is placed in the document.

Tip: Page numbers and page count are useful together to tell people where they are in your document. First add page numbers, then page count. Then, go to the header or footer and type "of" in between the two numbers. If a viewer is on page two of a five page document, they will see "2 of 5" at the top or bottom of the page.