In certain respects, the Report Header/Footer is similar to the Page Header/Footer. Most notably, a single command—Report Header/Footer on the View menu—toggles between hiding and unhiding both header and footer. As with the Page Header/Footer, either section can easily be eliminated by adjusting its height to 0 inches.
Unlike a page footer or header, however, a report header or footer appears only once: at the beginning and end of the report, respectively. The report header can be used for a title, the publishing entity, the date, and (perhaps) an introduction. The footer that closes the report is primarily used for summary information, such as the total of all values of particular fields.