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Manage PDF Page Numbers: Add, Remove, and Change Page Numbers in PDF

Jane Zhou updated on May 21, 2021 to PDF Editor Tutorials

PDF page numbers are used widely in your PDF documents for better viewing, whether you are at work or study. But sometimes, the page numbers on the document pages do not always match the page numbers that appear below the page thumbnails and in the Page Navigation toolbar; or the page numbers are in the wrong location in the PDF documents…

If you are bothered with these problems, you can get help in this post. Here we will show you two easy methods to assist you in managing your PDF page numbers with two excellent PDF editors. One is EaseUS PDF Editor, and the other is Adobe Acrobat. If you have interests, continue reading.

How to Change or Remove Page Number in PDF with EaseUS PDF Editor

EaseUS PDF Editor is one of the most popular editing programs for Windows users. It provides lots of basic and advanced editing tools, which will simplify your work and study.

With its help, you can easily insert text, images, and even add watermark to PDF files in a few simple steps. Or you are able to manage your PDF pages like merging, splitting, rotating, etc., and password protect PDF files for unauthorized viewing and copying.

Apart from those advanced functions, this program also performances well in basic editing like managing PDF page numbers. Using it, you will find it is extremely easy to add, change, and remove page numbers from your PDFs in seconds.

If you don't know how to do the task, not worry! In the following, we will show you step-by-step tutorials respectively.

Change PDF Page Numbers (Size, Color, or Renumber)

Step 1. Import your desired PDF file into EaseUS PDF Editor.

Import PDF file

Step 2. Click on the "Pages" > "Header&Footer" > "Update" in the right sidebar menu.

Step 3. Then you will see the "Update Header and Footers" windows. Here you can change the size, color, and location of the page numbers. Or renumber PDF page with ease.

Chnage PDF page number

For renumbering PDF pages, click on "Page number and date format" and set a new number for the starting page.

Renumber PDF pages

Step 4. Finally, save the changed PDF file to your computer.

Remove Page Number from PDF

Step 1. Launch this program on your Windows PC, then click "Open Files" to import your PDF file. Or you can hit "Ctrl + O" on your keyboard to open the PDF document.

Open PDF document

Step 2. In the top toolbar, choose the "Pages" button. And you will see some options in the right sidebar.

Open PDF option window

Step 3. At the bottom of the right sidebar, click "Header&Footer" > "Remove" in turn. Next, a pop window will appear, and select "Yes".

Remove page number

Step 4. Once you finish your editing, click "File" > "Save" to export the PDF file. Or you can hit "Ctrl + S" on your keyboard easily.

Save changed PDF
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How to Add Page Numbers to PDF?

How to Add pages numbers to PDF on Windows or Mac computer? If you don't know how to get it, you will find answer in this post.

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How to Edit Page Number in PDF Using Adobe Acrobat

Another PDF editing software we will introduce to you is Adobe, and almost everyone knows it in the world. So we are not going to go into detail about this software. Let's dive into how to manage your PDF page numbers with it.

Renumber PDF Pages

Step 1. Open PDF with Adobe Acrobat on your computer.

Step 2. Click "Page Thumbnails" to open the page thumbnails panel on the left. Next, select the "Page Labels" from the drop-down menu.

Renumber pdf page in adobe 1

Step 3. After that, you will see the "Page Numbering" dialog box, and here you can renumber your PDF pages according to your needs.

Renumer pdf pages with Adobe Acrobat

Remove Page Number from PDF

Step 1. Open Adobe Acrobat, then import your PDF document to it.

Step 2. Click on "Tools" in the right toolbar, and choose the "Header&Footer" option.

Click on Tools

Step 3. In the drop-down menu, click on "Remove" and select the "Yes" option in the following window.

Click on Remove

Step 4. Once done, you will find that your PDF document does not contain page numbers.

Add Page Numbers to PDF

Step 1. Open PDF with this program, click "Tools" > "Edit PDF" > "Header&Footer".

Step 2. Select the font, size, etc., and place the cursor on the appropriate site to insert the page number.

Step 3. Click the "Insert Page Number" button, and then click "OK". That's it!

The Bottom Line

On this page, we have shown you detailed tutorials to manage the page numbers in your PDF document with both Adobe Acrobat and EaseUS PDF Editor. Both of them can help you get your work done.

But compared to Adobe Acrobat, EaseUS PDF editing software is cheaper with almost the same functions. So if you just have a low budget, you can give this program a try!