How to Put Your Last Name and Page Number on Every Page in Word 2013

It is very common for schools to request the last name and page number on every page in Word documents submitted by their students. Teachers are often tasked with reading papers from a large number of students, and this extra organizational step can make things much easier if pages and documents are ever separated.

But if you have never had to add your last name and page number to every page of a Word 2013 document, you may be wondering how to accomplish this. Fortunately Word has a built-in tool that will insert page numbers for you, then you can simply take advantage of the header section of the document to include your last name next to that page number.

 

How to Repeat Your Last Name and Page Number on Every Page in Word 2013

The steps below were performed in Microsoft Word 2013. The result of these steps will be a last name and page number that is repeated at the top of every page in your document. These specific steps will focus on putting this information at the top-right corner of the header, but you can follow these steps for other locations in the header, as well as the footer or sidebar.

Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.

 

Step 2: Click the Insert tab at the top of the window.

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Step 3: Click the Page Number button in the Header & Footer section of the ribbon.

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Step 4: Select the location for your last name and page number. Your cursor should then be moved to the header, next to the inserted page number. If not, simply double-click on the page number on one of your pages.

how to repeat your last name and page number on every page in word 2013

 

 

Step 5: Type your last name, followed by a space.

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You can then double-click inside the body of the document to exit the header view. If you scroll through the document, you should see your last name and page number in the location that you chose.

 

Do you need to number the pages in your document, but don’t want to have a page number on the first page? Learn how to remove the page number from the first page in Word 2013 so that your page numbering will skip that first page and start on the second one.

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