Add a header or footer in Word for Mac 2016

Here’s how to create a simple header or footer.

  1. Click Insert and then click either Header or Footer.

    On the Insert tab, Header and Footer are highlighted

  2. Click the layout you want to use. Word comes with lots of built-in layouts so you might need to scroll to see them all.

    The Footer gallery

    Notes: The header and footer area is marked by a Header or Footer tag and a line near the top or bottom of your document. You won’t be able to edit the body of your document while the header or footer area is open.

    The header area of a document is shown

  3. Most headers and footers contain some placeholder text. Type over the placeholder text with your own text.

  4. When you're done, on the Header & Footer Tools tab, click Close Header and Footer.

    On the Header & Footer tab, Close Header and Footer is highlighted

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