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My page numbers in the header are outside the left and right margins of my page. How do I move a page number (and text) left or right in the header?

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My Word version is 2010
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I don't know how your page numbers got there because there are several ways of doing this.

A page number in Word is a field, a PAGE field.

Headers and footers are normally formatted using the Header and Footer Styles. Those paragraph Styles can have left and right Indents set outside the margins. If they do, placement of the left page number is simple: that is where the line begins. Placement of the right page number is usually done using a right tab. In ribbon versions, it may also be done with an alignment tab.

Sections / Headers and Footers in Microsoft Word 2007-2013

In earlier versions of Word, page numbers often were inserted inside invisible Frames that could be placed anywhere on a page.

The page numbers in the Insert > Page Number gallery are really building blocks with these fields.
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Thanks Charles. I'm beginning to understand how this header/footer system works--it seems pretty complicated, but I think I solved my problem.
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You are right, it is complicated. This is because people want to do so many different things with them. It becomes even more complex when you add in StyleRef Fields which let them change for every page while Word sees it as the same header/footer.

Each document has at least one section. In the last paragraph mark of that section (or the section break) is the coding for three headers and three footers (even if you never use or see them). You can have multiple sections on a page. This is something you never need to know unless you start creating sections, but every time you change the margins (not indents, margins), layout, or column structure in part of a document, you are adding one or more sections.

There are a lot of different things that can be done using this tool. Here is the recap to help keep things sorted out: Header/Footer Settings Recap

(and, you hoped you had asked a simple question )
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