Answered By: David Feare Last Updated: Oct 30, 2015 Views: 50
Page numbering for a thesis or dissertation generally requires the use of both Roman numerals (e.g. i, ii, iii) and Arabic numerals (e.g. 1, 2, 3).
The key to doing this is entering a section break between the pages where page number formatting will change, and making sure that the Link to Previous option is disabled on the pages after the section break. Then it's just a matter of formatting the page numbers appropriately in each section.
For a basic set of instructions on how to do this, see this section of Microsoft Word's support page for adding and formatting page numbers.
For a more in-depth, visual breakdown on how to do this, see this step-by-step training document from Colorado State University.