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Part 7. Formatting Pages > Creating Headers and Footers

Creating Headers and Footers

Open the View menu and choose Header and Footer. (It doesn't matter where your insertion point is when you issue the command.)

Word activates the header area and displays the Header and Footer toolbar. Click the Switch Between Header and Footer button.

Word activates the footer area. (Click the Switch Between Header and Footer button again when you want to switch back to the header area.) Type any text that you want to appear at the left margin.

INTRODUCTION

A header appears at the top of every page, and a footer appears at the bottom of every page. You can use headers and footers to display the document title, your name, the name of your organization, and so on. In this task, you learn how to type standard text in your headers and footers. In the next task, you use the Header and Footer toolbar to insert fields that display information such as the page number and the current date.


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Activating the Header and Footer Areas

Another way to activate the header and footer areas is to double-click the header or footer area while in Print Layout view. (This only works if you have already entered text in the header or footer area.)


Press the Tab key to jump to a center tab in the center of the footer. Type any text that you want centered here.

Press the Tab key again to move to a right tab at the right edge of the footer. Type any text that you want flush right here.

Click the Close button in the Header and Footer toolbar to return to viewing your document text.

View your header and footer in Print Layout view or Print Preview.


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