Using Headers and Footers
Headers and footers allow you to add information to appear at the top (Header) and bottom (Footer) of every page of a document. Popular uses include inserting page numbering, filename and path and the authors name.
Headers and footers can be added to different pages of a document by using sections.
Insert a Header and Footer
- Click View > Header and Footer
- Enter the text you want to use for your header
- Click the Close button on the toolbar to return to the document
The Print Layout view is shown and you are taken to the Header area. A Header and Footer toolbar appears on screen allow you to easily insert and format header and footer content.
Use the normal paragraph alignment buttons to align the text to the left, centre or right of the page
To enter Footer text, click the Switch Between Header and Footer button on the toolbar
The Header and Footer Toolbar
The toolbar is used to insert different header and footer content and control how they operate when using section breaks.
|Inserts and AutoText entry such as Author name or document Filename and Path|
|Inserts the page number|
|Inserts the total number of pages in the document|
|Format the page numbers using the Page Number Format dialogue box|
|Inserts the current date|
|Inserts the current time|
|Displays the Page Setup dialogue box. Useful for removing headers and footer from the first page of a document, or using different content on odd and even pages|
|Show or hide the documents body text.|
Turn on or off the Link to Previous option.
Turning the option off stops the header or footer from the previous section being used. It allows different headers and footers to be used throughout the document.
|Switch between the header and footer|
|Move to the previous header or footer|
|Move to the next header or footer|