Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Putting Headers and Footers on Pages
Fine-tuning a header or footer
Here is advice for making a perfect header on the (Header & Footer Tools)
✦ Inserting a page number: See “Including a page number in a header or
footer” and “Changing page number formats” earlier in this chapter.
✦ Inserting the date and time: Click the Date & Time button, choose a
date format in the Date and Time dialog box, and click OK. Click the
Update Automatically check box if you want the date to record when
you print the document, not when you created your header or footer.
✦ Changing headers and footers from section to section: Use the Link to
Previous button to determine whether headers and footers are different
from section to section (you must divide a document into sections to
have different headers and footers). Deselecting this button tells Word
that you want your header or footer to be different from the header or
footer in the previous section of the document; selecting this button
(clicking it so it looks selected) tells Word that you want your header or
footer to be the same as the header or footer in the previous section of
your document. To make a different header or footer, deselect the Link
to Previous button and enter a different header or footer.
When the header or footer is the same as that of the previous section,
the Header or Footer box reads Same as Previous (refer to Figure
2-7); when the header or footer is different from that of the previous
section, the words Same as Previous don’t appear. You can click the
Previous or Next button to examine the header or footer in the previous
or next section.
✦ Different headers and footers for odd and even pages: Click the
Different Odd & Even Pages check box to create different headers
and footers for odd and even pages. As “Setting Up and Changing the
Margins” explains earlier in this chapter, documents in which text is
printed on both sides of the page can have different headers and footers
for the left and right side of the page spread. The Header or Footer box
reads Odd or Even to tell you which side of the page spread you’re
dealing with as you enter your header or footer.
✦ Removing headers and footers from the first page: Click the Different
First Page check box to remove a header or footer from the first page of
a document or section. Typically, the first page of letters and reports are