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How to Add Page Numbers to PDF on Mac 2019

Sep 03,2019 • Filed to: PDFelement for Mac How-Tos • Proven solutions

Adding page numbers is a handy tool, not just for readers, but also for those who created or are working with a document. You have many options now for how to set up page ordering. You can insert page numbers in the header or footer, and you can choose which information to include. You can choose to add the date, automatic page numbering, bates numbering for legal documents, the document title, or even the author. You have all of these options when you add page numbers to PDF on Mac with PDFelement.

How to Add Page Numbers to PDF on Mac

Now that we know you can add page numbers to PDF on Mac, as well as many other functions, check out the guide on how to add page numbers to PDFs on Mac below.

Step 1: Open a PDF

Launch PDFelement, then drag and drop a PDF document into the program window to open it.

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Step 2: Use "Header & Footer" Tool

Click the "Tool" button on the left column. Find the "Add or Edit Header & Footer" tool, and then more options will appear on the left-side for you to set.

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Step 3: Add Page Numbers to PDF

Click the "Add Header & Footer" button on the left toolbar to review the "Create" option. Click "Create" and a window named "Create Header & Footer Template" will pop up. In the new window, you can choose the format as "Insert Page Number", and set the layout and content. After all settings are complete, click the blue "Save" button to save this template.

Finally, click "Apply" and your page numbers will be added to your PDF document automatically.

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How to Add Page Numbers to PDF on Mac with Preview

Preview is an alternative method to help you add page numbers to PDF on Mac. Even though it does not have the tool to add page numbers automatically, you can do so manually by adding blank text boxes and typing in the number of each page.

Step 1: Enable Markup Toolbar in Preview

Open a PDF document with Preview, then go to "View">"Show Markup Toolbar" button on the top menu.

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Step 2: Add Text Box

Click the "Text Box" button and a text box will appear on the page. You can type the page number format as you'd like in the text box, and drag the box to the correct position where you want it to be placed. Then use the same method to add page numbers on the remaining PDF pages before saving the file.

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The Best Tool to Add Page Numbers to PDF on Mac

Adding page numbers in PDF is an easy process, once you have the right set of tools PDFelement is a complete PDF solution that will assist you with many tasks. There aren't many PDF editors on the market that have the same number of features at such an affordable price. Simply put, it is a complete PDF solution with an affordable price tag. Here is a quick breakdown of all of the features:

  • Add page numbers easily
  • Use a variety of editing tools, both for editing text and images
  • Use a variety of annotation tools like sticky notes, personalized drawing tools, comments, highlights, and much more to enhance the appearance of your PDF.
  • Convert any document into PDF and vice versa. Batch conversion is also supported
  • Easily create PDF documents from text or from images.
  • Protect your documents with password encryption or security tools such as redaction.
  • Add digital signatures to your documents
  • Create fillable forms from scratch or from a pre-made template.
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