How to Add Page Numbers in a PDF: Quick Guide With Screenshots

With our PDFLiner service, you can fill in, edit, and sign any PDF documents online quickly and easily. Especially for those who have ever wondered how to add a page number in a PDF file, we wrote this step-by-step guide with screenshots. But of course, our online-editor has many other features.

How Do You Add Page Numbers to a PDF

Page numbering is an important element of tax forms and other official papers. It will help you quickly find the information you need and not lose long-form pages. Follow our simple instructions and edit PDF without difficulties.


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Or you can pick the form you want from our extensive catalog and click “Fill Out Form”. We have more than 30 million documents for different situations to choose from.
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Step 2

After uploading the file, you will automatically be taken to our document editor. It's pretty easy to use. There is a toolbar at the top of the page. Click on the second Text icon, which will allow you to add a text field.
Text icon

Step 3

Decide on which part of a page you need numbering, and click there. Pay your attention to a small toolbox that appears next to a field. With it, you can edit it: move, change the font size, and delete.

Enter the number and press OK. Repeat the same actions for each page of the document.
a small toolbox that appears next to a field

Step 4

Don't worry if you made a mistake with the numbering. The information you enter can always be edited. You can simply click on the desired number to bring up the toolbar again for editing that field. Enter the correct number or click the trash can button to remove the field completely.

Or, if you would like to undo your last action, click a back arrow button on the right side of the editor. You can undo as many changes as you need since there is no limit.
text editing tools

Step 5

Now you know how to add page numbers to a PDF document. As you can see, you don't need any special skills to edit an application or form. After all the necessary changes have been made, click on a red “Done” button in the screen's upper right corner.
a red “Done” button
You can send the ready document by email, share it with other users, print it, save it as JPG or PDF, or put it to your profile for future use.

How to Change Page Order in a PDF

Our editor has a special button that lets you add or remove pages.
a special button that lets you add or remove pages
Click on it, and you’ll get a pop-up window in which you can remove or add the pages you need, rearrange, and even duplicate them.
a pop-up window
When you are finished with this step, hit “Apply” in the lower right corner of this window.
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