Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 14
Document Formatting
In This Chapter
Using section formatting
Placing a cover page on your document
Adding a header or footer
Creating unique headers and footers
Suppressing the header and footer on the first page
Working with headers and footers in sections
Deleting a header or footer
I don’t do much document formatting on my shopping lists or my kids’ chore charts; it’s not
necessary. For the important stuff — the real documents — it’s useful to employ some of Word’s fancy
document-formatting tricks. I’m talking about big-picture stuff that includes the handy-yet-weird
concept of sections, headers and footers, cover sheets — all that jazz. The formatting information in
this chapter might not be stuff you use all the time, but it’s there for when you need to make
documents look extra spiffy.
Slice Your Document into Sections
Word’s page formatting commands usually affect every page in a document: The settings for margins,
page orientation, paper size, and other types of formatting apply themselves not to a single page but
rather to every dang doodle page, from 1 to N, where N is the mathematical concept best explained as
“I don’t know how huge this number could be.”
Sometimes, however, you need a document that isn’t formatted the same way, page after page. For
example, you may want to change page number formats, or have the first page of a document be an
unnumbered cover page, or you may need to display a table on page 6 in landscape orientation. All
these tricks are possible with sections.
Understanding sections
A section is a part of a document that contains its own page formatting. It can be a single page or a
range of pages, or a section can comprise the entire document.
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