How to Add a Header and Footer to a Report in Microsoft Access

In Brief...

You can add header and footer sections to a report in Access in just a few simple steps.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Access: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


  1. Display the report in Design view.

  2. Right-click on the design surface and select Report Header/Footer from the shortcut menu.
    Select Report Header/Footer

  3. The report header and footer are added to the design surface.

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