Wednesday Time Saver: Add Page Numbers to Google Docs

I’m a web worker who is constantly using Google Docs.  It’s a service that is very easy to use.  It’s accessible wherever I can get online and it’s a fully functional word processor that has all the features I need on a daily basis.  There are however some little things I miss from Word.

The Google Operating System recently featured a post providing a useful tip for embedding dynamic page numbers into Google Document files.  The secret to the tip is a block of HTML.  To add page numbers to the top of the document, hit the “Edit HTML” tab and paste in the following HTML code:

<div style=”text-align: right;” class=”google_header”>Page <span class=”google_pagenumber”>1</span> of <span class=”google_pagecount”>1</span></div>

If you want to have the page numbers at the bottom of the page, paste in the following HTML code at the bottom of the page:

<div style=”text-align: right;” class=”google_footer” id=”google_footer”>Page <span class=”google_pagenumber”>1</span> of <span class=”google_pagecount”>1</span></div>

Keep in mind that these page numbers will only appear when you export to PDF.