Using Headers and Footers - Exercise

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Using Headers and Footers - Exercise

Using Headers and Footers

Duration: 15 to 25 minutes.

In this exercise, you will add a custom header and footer to a document and then edit it. Open or go to Plants in my yard.docx (in the Word2013.1/Exercises folder) for use in this exercise. You will also need the file Plantsmen logo.gif, which is in the same folder.

  1. Add a header with:
    1. Your name in the top center.
    2. The date in the top right.
  2. Add a Footer with the page number in the bottom left.
  3. Change the header so that it looks like the below (if you are using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010, you will not be able to use this header; you should select a different one):
  4. Change the footer so that it looks like the below:
  5. Remove the header and footer from the first page of the document.

Solution:

  1. To add a header with your name in the center and the date in the top right:
    1. From the Header & Footer group on the INSERT tab, click Header.
    2. Select the Blank (Three Columns) option.
    3. Place your cursor where you see [Type text] on the left. Press the Delete key.
    4. Place your cursor where you see [Type text] in the center. Type your name. Alternatively, you could use could select Quick Parts > Document Property > Author to insert your name as you added it to Microsoft Word earlier in the course:
    5. Place your cursor where you see [Type text] on the right.
    6. In the Insert group, in the Date & Time group, select Date & Time.
    7. Choose the format of your choice and click OK.
  2. To add a Footer with the page number in the bottom left:
    1. From the Navigation group, click Go to Footer: If you don't see the Navigation group, then you probably aren't in the HEADER & FOOTER TOOLS tab anymore. In this case, select Page Number from the Header & Footer group on the INSERT tab and skip the next step.
    2. Click Page Number from the Header & Footer group.
    3. Scroll over Bottom of Page and select Plain Number 1.
  3. To change the header per the instructions:
    1. From the Navigation group, click Go to Header: If you don't see the Navigation group, then you probably aren't in the HEADER & FOOTER TOOLS tab anymore. In this case, select Header from the Header & Footer group on the INSERT tab and skip the next step.
    2. Click Header from the Header & Footer group.
    3. Select the Banded option. (If you are using Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010, you should select a different option, such as the Alphabet option.)
    4. Type "Plants in My Yard".
  4. To change the footer per the instructions:
    1. From the Navigation group, click Go to Footer.
    2. Click Footer from the Header & Footer group.
    3. Select the Annual option. Please note your style options may differ - choose one you like!
    4. Click to the right of the vertical bar and type "Photos and descriptions courtesy of The Plantsmen Nursery, Lansing, NY."
    5. Press the Enter key.
    6. From the Insert group, click Picture.
    7. Navigate to and select the file Plantsmen logo.gif (in the Word2013.1/Exercises folder).
    8. Make the file smaller by grabbing one of the corners and dragging in.
  5. To remove the header and footer from the first page of the document:
    1. Double-click in the header and footer area on any page of the document.
    2. From the Options group select Different First Page.
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