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Tejas Shetty
some thing like this

and this

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Tejas Shetty
I assume you are talking about a simple latex article. In other cases, something more complex may be necessary. 


        \node at (2.5cm,0.7cm) {\thepage};

Thanks @Samcarter
to get


Of course this is just a `TikZpicture` hack. I have not tested this under various conditions.

[Overleaf example random_tikzlings_as_page_nos](

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