The "Same as Previous" box to the right of your footer should also disappear. You can set the page numbers for your entire document, or if you need more control, you can do it section-by-section as well. You have just separated your dissertation into sections.
Then delete or format the first page number as you like.
Wordby default, starts page numbers on the first page of a document. Go down to the next page below the section break in this example, the Abstractand click on the page number in the Footer.
Toggle action bar. This will allow you to modify the page number in the first section without affecting this or subsequent sections.
This isn't what we wanted. You can use the Number style for this level: pulldown menu to choose from a various styles, as seen in the screenshot below the Enter formatting for number: box.
Moving to the second level, you can change the period in between the level and sublevel to a dash or anything you want in the Number format box.
Step 2: Breaking the Connection Between Sections Breaking the Connection Between Sections By default, the headers and footers of each section are connected to those of the sections before and after it. View this video or see the written sections below on how to achieve this.
In this example, we want Section 2 which begins at Chapter I and contains the main text of our thesis or dissertation to use Arabic numerals and to start numbering this section from page 1. The page numbering for the section with your Abstract and Table of Contents should change to lower-case Roman numerals.