Consecutive Page Numbers for Attachments?

Here’s a thrilling question for you: If you attach to a contract a number of documents, each with its own page numbering, do you also apply, either in Word or by means of a hand stamp, consecutive page numbers to the entire set of attachments? Is there any accepted practice?

It seems more trouble than it’s worth. If the individual attachments have numbered pages, consecutive numbering would serve only to catch pages added or omitted from the end of a given attachment. But maybe I’m missing something.

About the author

Ken Adams is the leading authority on how to say clearly whatever you want to say in a contract. He’s author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting, and he offers online and in-person training around the world. He’s also chief content officer of LegalSifter, Inc., a company that combines artificial intelligence and expertise to assist with review of contracts.