Edit your existing headers and footers

  1. Double-click the header or footer you want to edit, or select Header or Footer, and then select Edit Header or Edit Footer.

    Edit header selected on Header dialog

  2. Add or change text for the header or footer or do any of the following:

    • To remove the first page header or footer    Select Different First Page.

      Header ribbon options with Different first page selected

    • To add a page number    Click or tap where you want the number, select Page Number and choose a style. You may need to edit for better formatting. For more info, see Add page numbers to a header or footer in Word.

    • To change the font, color or size    Select the text to change then go to Home and choose the options you want from the Font section.

    • To add an image to a header or footer    See Add images to a header or footer.

  3. When you're done, select Close Header and Footer or press Esc.

    The Close Header button

  1. Double-click inside the header or footer area.

    The header area of a document is shown

  2. Select the text you want to change and type your new header or footer in its place.

  3. Select Close Header and Footer or double-click anywhere outside of the header or footer area to exit.

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

For more on headers and footers, see Headers and footers in Word.

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