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Add page numbers to a PDF

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How to add page numbers to a PDF online

Follow these easy steps to insert page numbers into your PDF:

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  • Click the Select a file button above or drag and drop a PDF into the drop zone.
  • Select the PDF document to which you want to add page numbers.
  • After Acrobat uploads the PDF file, sign in.
  • Select where you want the numbers to appear on your PDF pages and the desired page range.
  • Select Save to save your numbered file.
  • Download the new document or get a link to share it.

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Insert page numbers into a PDF

Navigate through files more easily by adding page numbers to a PDF with Adobe Acrobat online services. Select a file and sign in to get started.

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Add to the left side or right side

Acrobat lets you add page numbers to the top or bottom of each page, placing them on the left side, centre or right side. You can select which page you want to start the numbering too.

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Number a PDF up to 100 MB

With the Acrobat online tool, you can add page numbers in one PDF — just keep the file size to 100 MB or less. You can number all of the pages or just a page range.

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No extra software to install

You can use Acrobat online PDF tools in any browser, like Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome, so there’s no additional software you need to install.

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The best PDF online tools

Acrobat online tools — from the inventor of the PDF file format— are of the highest quality. Use the PDF page numbers tool to navigate through files fast and easily share a specific page.

Questions? We have answers.

Can I add page numbers to a header and footer?

The Acrobat online tool lets you quickly add page numbers to the header or footer of a PDF file. The tool provides a number of formatting and page range options:

  • You can insert the numbers at the top or bottom of PDF pages, placing them on the left side, right side or in the centre.
  • You can select from five page number formats, choosing a single number, 1 of n, 1/n, Page 1 or Page 1 of n for the header or footer text.
  • You can change the page number font or font size and add bold, italic or underline formatting.
  • You can number all the pages in your file or just a selected page range.
  • If you don’t want to include a page number on the first page, you can specify the page where you want the PDF page numbering to start.

For additional PDF editing needs, you can try Adobe Acrobat Pro for free for seven days. The Acrobat Pro trial for the Windows or Mac operating system gives you unlimited use of all tools, including use of PDF editor tools to edit PDF text and images, insert bookmarks or watermarks and add headers and footers with multiple date format options. You can also redact text and add Bates numbering to legal documents, defining case numbers using a prefix text.

In addition, Acrobat Pro includes a handy toolbar to quickly annotate files, including adding text boxes. Convert PDF tools let you convert files to and from PDF, including image file formats and Microsoft Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets. The Compress a PDF tool also allows you to reduce the size of PDF files and optimise scanned pages using a simple dialogue box. With easy Adobe Acrobat tutorials, you can get up and running fast.

Can I number pages in a certain page range?
You can number all of the pages in a PDF file or select a specific page range for numbering. In addition, you can start page numbers on any page. Just specify the page where you want the numbering to start.
Will my page numbers automatically update when I delete or add pages to my PDF?
No. If you reorder, delete or add PDF pages, you will need to renumber the pages for the page numbers to appear correctly.
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