Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Adding Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers
box, but it’s simpler to just go directly to the Insert tab and click Header or Footer. Either
way, a gallery appears, from which you can select a predeined or a blank header or footer.
After you make your selection, you’re working in the header and footer area of the
document. Many of the predeined headers and footers have content controls, which are
defined areas where you can type. Many content controls are linked to document
properties. For example, many headers and footers use the Title property to incorporate the
document title into the document. If you’ve already defined the title, it appears in place when
you insert a header or footer that uses it. If you haven’t yet defined the title, placeholder
text appears, as shown in Figure 7-11.
Figure 7-11 Typing over the document title placeholder not only ixes the header but sets the
Title property. Headings update automatically if you change the value of the Title property.
INSIDE OUT Prevent content controls from updating
To convert the text in a content control to static text—regardless of whether it comes
from a property setting or you typed it—right-click it and choose Remove Content
Control.
To work in the header and footer area, double-click it. To switch back to the body of your
document, double-click it or click Close Header And Footer on the Design tab under
Header & Footer Tools (see Figure 7-11). While working in the header and footer area, use
tools in the Navigation group to jump back and forth between header and footer and to
jump to the previous or next footer in a document with multiple sections. Each section has
its own header and footer. If you want to use the same one in successive sections, go to
the section after the one whose header and footer you want to continue; then click Link To
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