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How To Number PDF Online for Free

by Akemi

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Add page numbers to your PDF documents online and for free. If necessary, combine several documents before adding page numbers.

Imagine this.

You've been waiting days to receive a document of dozens of pages.

Then, when it finally arrives in your inbox by email and you look... the pages are not numbered. The deadline is over and you don't have time to answer the email, ask the person to number the pages and wait again for their good will... What a headache...

Fortunately, we are always here to help you 😇

How To Number PDF

  1. Go to our Add page numbers to PDFs tool

  2. Drag and drop your PDF into the indicated area or click on 'Choose file'

  3. Select the place you want the numbers to appear

  4. Preview your document and press 'Number pages'

  5. Download your file.


How To Number PDF Online for Free

Combine Your Files Before Numbering the Pages


A very common situation is when we have several separate documents that we must put together in order to number the pages.

In this case, you can use the Merge PDF tool with the Add Page Numbers tool.

See how:

  1. Go to our Merge PDF tool
  2. Drag and drop the files you want to combine to the indicated area
  3. Within the tool, sort the pages in the sequence you want
  4. Press 'Merge PDF!'
  5. Download your file and click on the Number Pages tool in the menu
  6. Follow the procedure explained above.

Cool, right?

What Happens To Your Files?


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What Are the Other Tools of Smallpdf?


We have an amazing set of tools that help our millions of monthly users to manage their digital documents quickly and efficiently.


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You can play with your files at ease. In addition to numbering your pages and combining your files, you can also rotate your document, delete pages and split pages.

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Akemi - Marketing Smallpdf
Digital Marketing Specialist