Add or remove headers or footers

By using the Header and Footer tool, you can create headers and footers on any master page. Headers and footers can comprise automatic page numbers, current date and time display, inline objects, and any text you want, such as chapter headings or newsletter banners.

Add a header or footer to a single-page master page

  1. On the View menu, click Header and Footer.

    Publisher will switch to a master page where header and footer text boxes will appear, along with the Header and Footertoolbar.

  2. Select the options you want from the toolbar, type the header or footer text you want, and then apply the font and paragraph settings you want to the header and footer text.

  3. On the Header and Footer toolbar, click Close.

Add headers or footers for a two-page master page

You can add headers and footers on facing pages by adding them to a single-page master page and then changing the single-page master page to a two-page master page.

  1. On the View menu, click Master Page.

  2. In the Edit Master Pages task pane, click the arrow next to the single master page where you want to create facing headers and footers, and then click Edit.

  3. On the View menu, click Header and Footer.

    Header and footer text boxes will appear on the master page, along with the Header and Footertoolbar.

  4. Select the options you want from the toolbar, type the header or footer text you want, and then apply the paragraph settings you want to the header and footer text.

  5. In the Edit Master Pages task pane, click the arrow next to the master page you are editing, and then click Change to Two-page.

    You can now edit the headers or footers on both pages of your two-page master page.

  6. On the Edit Master Pages toolbar, click Close Master View.

Hide the header or footer on any page

You can hide a header or footer on any page by creating a duplicate master page, deleting the header or footer, and then applying it to the publication page where you want the header or footer hidden.

  1. Create a duplicate master page that contains the header and footer you want to hide.

    How?

    1. On the View menu, click Master Page.

    2. In the Edit Master Pages task pane, click the arrow next to the master page you want to duplicate, and then click Duplicate.

    3. In the Duplicate Master Page dialog box, do one or more of the following:

      • In the Page ID (1 character) box, type a single-character identifier for your new master page. This can be any single Unicode character.

      • In the Description box, type a brief description of your new master page.

        Note: The display of this description is limited to 40 characters.

      • Click OK.

  2. Delete the contents of the header or footer on the duplicate master page.

  3. Apply the duplicate master page to the publication page.

    How?

    1. In the Edit Master Pages task pane, click View publication pages.

      The task pane will switch to Apply Master Page.

    2. Navigate to the page where you want to apply the master page.

    3. In the Apply Master Page task pane, in the box below the page icon, select the master page you want to apply.

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