Add a header or footer

Add title, page numbers, or dates to every page in a document using headers and footers. Headers and footers are areas in the top, bottom, and side margins of each page in a document.

  1. Choose Insert and select either Header or Footer.

  2. Select any built in format for your header or footer. After you choose a format, the header and footer area is shown in your document.

  3. Type the text you want in the header or footer.

  4. When you're done, choose Close Header and Footer.

    Note: To edit any existing header or footer, open the Header & Footer Tools by double-clicking inside the header or footer area.

Add Header Footer
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See also

Remove headers and footers

Different first page

Add page numbers to a header or footer

Add the file name to the header or footer

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