Adding Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers

To make your documents easy to identify, both on screen and on paper, you can add headers and footers to them. You can also add automatic page numbering, which makes Word place a page number on each page and adjust it automatically.

Adding Headers and Footers to a Document

A header appears across the top of a page, and a footer appears across the bottom of a page. You can use headers and footers to add information such as the document name and file name, author name, date, and page numbers—or any other information that you need to make available to the reader.

NOTE: Don't confuse headers with headings or footers with footnotes. A heading is the title of a division of a document or section; for example, ...

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