How to include the chapter number with a Word document’s page number

Displaying the chapter and page number together in Microsoft Word only seems difficult because the solution isn’t particularly intuitive. If you know where to look, the solution is easy.

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Documents that combine the chapter (or section) number and the page number aren’t as common as they once were, but they’re definitely still around. Word has no setting for combining the two numbering elements. Initially, it seems impossible, but that’s because it’s not a simple cut-and-dry click like most page-numbering schemes. In this article, I’ll show you how to combine the chapter and page numbers. 

SEE: 83 Excel tips every user should master (TechRepublic)

I’m using Microsoft 365 on a Windows 10 64 bit system but you can use earlier versions. For your convenience, download the demonstration…

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