Add or remove a header or footer in Word for Mac

You can add headers or footers at the top or bottom of a sheet. For example, you might create a header or footer that has page numbers, the date and time, and the name of your file.

Headers and footers don't show on the worksheet in normal view — they are visible only in page layout view and on the printed pages. Each sheet in a workbook can have its own headers and footers.

Add a standard or customized header or footer

  1. On the Insert tab, click Header or Footer.

    On the Insert tab, click Header or Footer

  2. Do either of the following:

    To

    Do this

    Choose from a list of standard headers or footers

    In the list of Header or Footer options, click the header or footer that you want.

    Create your own header or footer

    Click Edit Header or Edit Footer to create a custom header or footer of your own.

    Note: When you customize your header or footer, you can add images, page numbers, date, time, sheet name, file name and path, and more.

Add an image to a header or footer

  1. On the Insert tab, click Header or Footer.

    On the Insert tab, click Header or Footer

  2. Click Edit Header or Edit Footer, and then click Picture from File.

    Browse to find the picture you want to insert in the header or footer.

Remove a header or footer

  1. On the Insert tab, click Header or Footer.

    On the Insert tab, click Header or Footer

  2. Click Remove Header or Remove Footer.

    Tip: If you want to increase the number or rows printed on a page, you can reduce the size of the header and footer area. For more information about reducing the header and footer area, see Set page margins.

Add a standard or customized header or footer

  1. On the Layout tab, under View, click Page Layout.

    Layout tab, View group

  2. On the Layout tab, under Page Setup, click Header & Footer.

    Layout tab, Page Setup group

  3. Do either of the following:

    To

    Do this

    Choose from a list of standard headers or footers

    On the Header or Footer pop-up menu, click the header or footer that you want.

    Create your own header or footer

    Click Customize Header or Customize Footer and follow the instructions.

Note: When you customize your header or footer, you can add images, page numbers, date, time, sheet name, file name and path, and more.

Add an image to a header or footer

  1. On the Layout tab, under View, click Page Layout.

    Layout tab, View group

  2. On the Layout tab, under Page Setup, click Header & Footer.

    Layout tab, Page Setup group

  3. Click Customize Header or Customize Footer, and then click Insert Picture   Insert Picture button .

Remove a header or footer

  1. On the Layout tab, under Page Setup, click Header & Footer.

    Layout tab, Page Setup group

  2. Under Header or Footer, on the pop-up menu, click (none).

    Tip: If you want to increase the number or rows printed on a page, you can reduce the size of the header and footer area. For more information about reducing the header and footer area, see Set page margins.

See also

Preview pages before you print

Print headings or titles on every page

Add a watermark to a sheet

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