Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Inserting Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers
Formatting a
Document
To close the header or footer, double-click the Header or Footer tag in the document
or, on the Header & Footer Tools | Design tab, click the Close section’s big red X
(Alt, JH, C).
Figure 2-30:
When you’re editing
a header or footer,
Word grays out the
main document’s
body text and defines
the area you can edit.
This built-in header,
designed for inserting
a title, is easy to edit.
Click the title and type
in the text box that
opens.
Tip: To move through your document’s headers and footers, use the Header & Footer Tools | Design tab’s
Navigation section, where you can click Go to Header, Go to Footer, Previous, and Next.
Inserting the date and time into a header or footer
A timestamp shows when you created or updated a document, which is a great way
to keep track of different versions. You can easily put a timestamp in your header
or footer:
1. Createaheaderorfooter,andthenclickwhereyouwanttoinsertthetime-
stamp.OpentheHeader&FooterTools|Designtab,andclickDate&Time
(Alt,JH,D).
The Date and Time dialog box opens. This dialog box shows a variety of formats
you can choose to display the date, time, or both, such as 1/17/11; January 17,
2011; 17-Jan-11; 2:49 PM: 1/17/11 2:49 PM; and so on.
2. Choose a format for your timestamp. If youwantWord toupdate thedate
and timeautomaticallywhenyouopen thedocument, turnon the“Update
automatically”checkbox.ClickOK.
Word inserts the current date and/or time into your header or footer.
Tip: If you turn on the “Update automatically” checkbox, you don’t have to close the document and open
it again to make Word update the time. Open the header or footer as though you were going to edit it and
click the timestamp. An Update button appears. Click it or press F9 to get an up-to-the-second update.
 
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