How to remove { PAGE * MERGEFORMAT } on Microsoft word

How to remove { PAGE * MERGEFORMAT }  on Microsoft word  from the footer and replace with numerical page numbering. 
How to remove { PAGE * MERGEFORMAT } on Microsoft word
How to remove { PAGE * MERGEFORMAT } on Microsoft word
 

This error caused by Alt +f9

Method

Very easy . Press Alt+F9 only is enough

Update 2020:

Fix the error of not displaying the number of pages in word 2007 – 2010 – 2013
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Corrected error when page numbering in word 2007 – 2010 – 2013 only shows Page \ * MERGEFORMAT line without showing page number.
Step 1: Open the file to insert the faulty page number. Select File -> Options
Step 2: Appears a dialog box, in the Advanced tab, uncheck show fields codes instead of theirs values. Finally click OK to save the settings. You repeat the page numbering operation on your text and this error will no longer occur.
For word 2003
Step 1: Open the file to insert the faulty page number. Select Tools -> Options …
Step 2: A dialog box appears, in the View tab, uncheck Field codes. Finally click OK to save the settings. You repeat the page numbering operation on your text and this error will no longer occur.

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