Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
5. When you’re done working on the header, click the Close Header and Footer button.
The button is found on the far-right end of the Header & Footer Tools Design tab.
To add a footer, repeat these steps, but choose the Footer button in Step 2 and think of the word
footer whenever you see the word header in the preceding steps.
You can also exit from editing a header or footer by double-clicking the mouse in the main part
of your document.
After you exit from the header or footer, you can see its text at the top and bottom of your
document. To edit the header or footer, double-click that ghostly text.
Editing a header or footer
Face it: Word’s preset designs for the header are dull. Splashy, but dull. And chances are good that
they don’t contain all the information you want or need. That’s no problem. You can edit the header
by using what Word created as a starting point, or you can quickly whip up your own header.
Here’s the secret to creating a new header or footer, or to editing an existing header or footer:
Double-click in the space at the top or bottom of the page.
Here’s a tip to make your creating-and-editing experience more enjoyable: Summon the
ruler. Click the View tab, and ensure that a check mark appears by the Ruler item in the Show
After you’re in header or footer editing mode, the Header & Footer Tools Design tab appears. On
that tab, you find gathered a hoard of commands for working with headers. And footers, too.
Anytime you read headers in this section, assume that I mean footers as well.
Any text you type in a header becomes part of the header. It doesn’t have to be fancy text — just
Word helps by giving you a center tab stop and a right tab stop in the header, as shown on the ruler
document title. Or type your name, the document title, and then the date, as shown in the figure’s second