Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Spelling Out Page Numbers.

Spelling Out Page Numbers

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 29, 2016)

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Kleo knows how to add page numbers to his document. He would like the page numbers to be spelled out, however; for instance, "seven" instead of "7" or "fifteen" instead of "15."

When you use the various Word tools for adding page numbers to a document, those page numbers are inserting using fields. One of the great things about fields is that you can modify what they produce by using switches. Try these steps:

  1. Insert your page numbers as you normally would.
  2. Select the field that makes up the page number.
  3. Press Shift+F9 to display the field code instead of the field results.
  4. After the field code (which is more than likely the PAGE code), enter the following: \* CardText
  5. If you want the spelled-out word to use an initial capital letter (as in "Seven"), then add the following to the field code: \* Caps
  6. Press F9 to update the field code and display its results.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (11908) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Spelling Out Page Numbers.

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2016-10-29 09:28:20

Abdul Quadir

I would like to add that you can capitalize the spelled-out page numbers in two ways:

1)* Caps: Each word in the page number begins with a capital letter e.g. Fifty-Nine and One Hundred Thirty-Four.

2) * FirstCap: Only the first word begins with a capital letter e.g. Fifty-nine and One hundred thirty-four.


2016-10-29 05:50:30

Maja

What a cool tip! Thank you so much! <3


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