Format page numbers

Page numbers give context to the entire report in terms of how much content there is. A dynamic page number element is added to a report upon creation. As a dynamic element, it can be used in a report with the knowledge that it automatically updates when printed.


Page numbers defined in the report header or footer can be included on a supplemental page.

Add page numbers

By default, the Page Number of Count dynamic element is added to the Page Footer subsection upon report creation. You can also add page number elements to other subsections. Three page number formats are available from the dynamic text drop-down menu:

  • Page Number—Current page value, written as Page 7
  • Page Count—Total number of pages, written as 45
  • Page Number of Count—Combination of the above two formats, written as Page 7 of 45

To add page numbers to a different subsection, you must first select the subsection in the Contents pane or report view. Once active, click the Dynamic Text drop-down menu in the Text group of the Insert tab and choose a format. Click in the view. The page number element appears and can then be moved, formatted, or edited.

Format page numbers

As with any text element, the properties can be manually adjusted. After you select the page number element, you can either use the Text ribbon tab or right-click the selected element in the report view and choose Edit Text Edit Text.

Remove page numbers

Page numbers are an optional element. To remove them, select the element in either the report view or the Contents pane and press the Delete key. Alternatively, you can right-click the element and choose Delete Delete.

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