How to Add a Header and Footer in Word

Add a Header or FooterHeader or Footer

When working with Word documents, other than the contents, you may also add information such as the page number, the title, and the file path, etc. on the top or at the bottom of every page. Header text appears on the top and footer text appears at the bottom each page. If you want to show information on the top, you need to add a header, and if you want to show information at the bottom, you need to add a footer.

1. To Add a Header or Footer

Step 1: Click the "Insert" tab from the Ribbon;

Step 2: Click the "Header" (or "Footer") command from the "Header&Footer" section;

Step 3: Select one style from the drop-down list, e.g., the blank style;

Step 4: Type or add the header or footer information, e.g., the file title;

Step 5: When you are done, click the "Close Header and Footer" button.

2. To Remove a Header or Footer

To remove a header or footer, the easy way is to double click the header (or footer) and delete the header (or footer) contents. You can also delete the header (or footer) with the steps below:

Repeat step 1 and step 2 above, but in step 3, instead of selecting a header or footer style, click "Remove Header" if you want to delete a "Header", or click "Remove Footer" if you want to delete a "Footer".

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