Headers and Footers

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Headers and Footers

Headers and Footers

To add text or graphics to the top or bottom of the pages in your document, add a header or footer. Changes made in the header and footer will appear on every page in your document.

To add a header or footer to your document:

  1. From the Header & Footer group on the INSERT tab, select Header or Footer:
  2. Select one of the Header or Footer templates from the options that appear:
  3. To change the header or footer, simply select Header or Footer again and choose a different option.
  4. To get back into the body of your document, double-click in the body of your document or select Close Header and Footer.

Customizing Headers and Footers

Three common ways that people customize headers and footers are:

  1. Adding pictures (such as a logo).
  2. Adding the date.
  3. Setting the header and footer such that they don't show on the first page.

To customize your header or footer:

  1. Double-click in the header or footer to make them active an to display the Header & Footer Tools tab:
  2. To add a picture to the header or footer:
    1. Place your cursor in the header or footer in the location at which you want to add the picture.
    2. Select Pictures (Picture, in Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010) from the INSERT group on the HEADER & FOOTER TOOLS tab:
    3. Select a picture and click Insert.
    4. Resize the picture by selecting and dragging a corner or side.
  3. To add the date to the header or footer:
    1. Place your cursor in the header or footer in the location at which you want to add the date.
    2. Select Date & Time for the Insert group on the HEADER & FOOTER TOOLS tab:
    3. Select the date format of your choice and click OK:
    4. To set the header and footer such that they do not show on the first page:
      1. Check Different First Page in the Options group on the HEADER & FOOTER TOOLS tab:

Use a Different Header on the First Page

To start with a different first page:

  1. Display the Page Setup dialog box by selecting the PAGE LAYOUT tab of the Ribbon and clicking the Page Setup group Dialog Box Launcher.
  2. Select the Layout tab, and check the Different First Page check box, and click OK.
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