How to Get Page Numbers to Start in Chapter One for CreateSpace

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Getting the page numbers and book title in the headers starting on the correct page for CreateSpace can have you pulling your hair out in bunches sometimes. You can download an already formatted template from CreateSpace and copy and paste your manuscript into that rather than going for the bald look, or you can make a nice clean template of your own.

Trying to reformat a couple of hundred pages of an already otherwise formatted Word document sometimes causes strange things to happen, so after many trial and errors along the way, I finally figured out that the easiest thing to do was to type my manuscripts without any formatting at all, and then copy and paste them into my own template before working on paragraphs, margins, and styles for CreateSpace. It’s wonderfully simple to do.

Open a new word document. Hit Enter twice, and then go to Page Layout…

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10 thoughts on “How to Get Page Numbers to Start in Chapter One for CreateSpace

    billyraychitwood1 said:
    August 13, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks for the good advice…have certainly had problems with page numbers… Best wishes. 🙂


    Kev said:
    August 13, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    I left you a comment on Ronovan’s Jo 🙂


      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 24, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Goodness Kev – I just found this – sorry! Did I lose your comment on Ronavan’s too? Ack, ack, ack. 🙂 X

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        Kev said:
        September 28, 2015 at 7:25 pm

        I know how busy you are, Jo… de nada! 😉


    The True Light! said:
    August 17, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you for reading my page! If you ever have any questions of a spiritual nature, please ask me.



      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      Thank you Steve. 🙂

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        The True Light! said:
        September 24, 2015 at 9:29 pm

        You are most welcome, Jo! 🙂


    D.G.Kaye said:
    August 18, 2015 at 4:17 am

    Wow, just more things to learn Jo. Formatting is where I drew the line when I began self publishing. I hire that out, I don’t have the head capacity to learn that too, lol. But I do remember back when I published my first book, my book designer told me to never put page numbers on my Word document. That much I know, lol. 🙂


    Adrienne Yarwood said:
    August 30, 2015 at 12:37 pm

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      September 24, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you Adrienne! Have a wonderful day. 🙂


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