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How can I set the page numbers in Microsoft word to have this numbering:

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12

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Right-click a page number and select Toggle Field Codes from the context menu.

You should see something like { PAGE } or { PAGE \ * MERGEFORMAT }. Change it to

{ PAGE \# "00" } 

Press F9 to hide the field code and to update the result.

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  • This helps for PAGE, but with a merged document, { SECTION } will give the number of a document in a batch, which may also be helpful. Also, the NUMPAGES doesn't seem to honor the number formatting rules the way that PAGE does. Always returns a number without the leading zeros. Any idea why? – tresf Apr 12 '18 at 17:51
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  1. Insert a standard page number
  2. Press Alt+F9 to show field codes
  3. The page number field will show up as either { PAGE } or { PAGE \* MERGEFORMAT } in a grey highlight
  4. Replace this with { PAGE \# 0# }
  5. Press Alt+F9 again to return to field values
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For those who have MacOS, try Fn+Option+F9.

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