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49 Chapter 4. Headers and Footers You see them in books, magazines, manuals, and guides. Just about everything you read contains those useful bits of information that appear at the top and bottom of each page. Headers and footers, the great navigation tools of any document, provide information about where you are in a document and about the document itself. You might be creating FrameMaker document headers and footers or simply modifying existing ones. You might just be the end user of a FrameMaker template with headers and footers already built in. Whatever your role, this chapter is for you. This chapter covers the practical uses of headers and footers, what they're made of, and how they work together with FrameMaker's interrelated parts. This chapter also examines the specifics of building, modifying, and using headers and footers to achieve complex tasks. It finally describes some of the pitfalls and tricks in dealing with them. You might have discovered that some header and footer types in FrameMaker can be complicated or confusing. By reading this chapter, you gain important inside information that enables you to implement these concepts into your everyday tasks with ease. You might even have some fun. Practical Uses Typically, headers and footers are displayed on every page throughout a document to facilitate navigation or provide other information about a document. Although you can display just about any type of text or graphics in headers and footers, you should keep every reader's task in focus as you decide what to include. The following helpful items are commonly placed in headers and footers: · · · · · · Page number Chapter number and title Section number and title Document title Revision date or number Company or author information The Home of Headers and Footers Although you can construct headers and footers in many different ways, there is only one location in which they reside.