How to Add Page Numbers in the Google Docs iPhone App

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Adding page numbers to documents in the Google Docs app on iPhone is easy and only takes a few taps. Page numbers can help organize longer documents and let readers know where they are in the file.

Here is a step-by-step guide to adding page numbers on iPhone:

Open the Document to Edit

  1. Open the Google Docs app on your iPhone
  2. Locate the document you want to add page numbers to and tap to open it

Start Editing Mode

  1. Tap the Edit pencil icon at the bottom right of the screen
  2. This will put the document into editing mode so you can make changes

Insert the Page Numbers

  1. Tap the Insert plus icon at the top of the screen
  2. Scroll down and select Page number
  3. Choose one of the page number format options:
    • Number in Header, Number Every Page
    • Number in Header, Number After Title Page
    • Number in Footer, Number Every Page
    • Number in Footer, Number After Title Page
  4. Select the location where you want page numbers to appear

Customize Page Numbers (Optional)

  • To customize the font, size or color of page numbers:
    1. Tap a page number to select it
    2. Tap the text settings icon
    3. Make desired changes to font, size or color
  • To start page numbering after the first page:
    1. Tap “Start at” after selecting page number location
    2. Enter the number to start counting pages from

Save Changes

  1. Tap the Done checkmark at the top left when finished
  2. The page numbers will now appear in the document

Benefits of Adding Page Numbers

Adding page numbers in Google Docs on iPhone has several benefits:

  • Helps organize longer documents
  • Allows readers to know where they are in a document
  • Allows starting page counts after front matter like a title page
  • Numbers update automatically as pages are added/deleted
  • Can customize appearance by changing font, size and color

Tips for Effective Use of Page Numbers

  • Be consistent with placement – choose header or footer for all pages
  • Keep formatting the same throughout document
  • Adjust starting page number if needed for front matter pages
  • Consider adding page numbers only for print layout
  • Use bigger, bolder numbers for easier visibility

Troubleshooting Issues With Page Numbers

If you run into problems adding or viewing page numbers, try the following:

  • Confirm the document is in Print layout mode, not standard mode
  • Check if the document is formatted as a Pageless scroll – page numbers won’t work
  • Make sure Headers and footers are enabled in Document settings
  • Try adding a new page number instead of editing an existing one

Additional Features Supported in Print Layout

Along with page numbers, Print layout view enables using additional features:

  • Headers and footers: Add text at the top or bottom of every page
  • Watermarks: Add a background image or text behind document contents
  • Cover pages and tables of contents: Add these page elements

So if you want to use these features, be sure to activate Print layout.

Pageless Format Considerations

The Google Docs app also offers an alternative Pageless format optimized for mobile devices. In Pageless format pages continuously scroll without set page breaks.

Some things to keep in mind when working with Pageless documents:

  • Page numbers, headers, and footers cannot be used
  • Tables and images will dynamically resize to fit width of screen
  • Text will reflow based on screen size instead of set pages

Switching Between Page and Pageless Formats

You can convert documents between Pages and Pageless formats:

  1. Tap the More menu
  2. Choose Page setup
  3. Toggle the Pageless setting on or off

However, be aware that switching to Pageless will remove any existing page numbers, headers and footers. You’ll need to be in Pages format to use those features.

We hope this detailed guide covers everything you need to know about adding page numbers within the Google Docs app on iPhones! Let us know if you have any other questions.

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