Word 2013: Headers, Footers, and Page Numbers

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Headers and footers can be used to display information in the top and bottom margins

of your document. They can include details like the author's name, page numbers, the

date, and more.

To create your own header or footer from scratch, double-click the margin at the top or bottom

of your document. This will "unlock" the header or footer area, so you can add whatever information

you want. You can also use the tools on the Design tab, which will appear on the right

side of the Ribbon.

When you're done, you can close the header or footer using the button here, or by pressing

Esc on your keyboard.

If you don't have a lot of experience with headers and footers, you might want to start

with a preset instead. Preset headers and footers give you several different designs

to choose from, so they're a great choice for any document.

To add a preset header or footer, go to the Insert tab... then click the command that

you want. In this example, I'm going to add a header.

You can choose one of the simple options at the top, or scroll down for something more


Notice how we have access to the Design tab again. For now, I'm just going to enter my

information into the box here, which is known as a content control field.

If we close the header, we can see what it looks like compared to the rest of the document.

To edit it again, you'll need to unlock it by double-clicking the margin.

I forgot that I wanted to include the date, maybe right here below the document title.