Headers and footers are used to display the information at the top of the page and bottom of the margins of our document. They can include details like the author’s name, page numbers, 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 option unlocks the header & footer area, so we can add whatever information we want. and we can also use the tools on the Design tab, which will appear on the right side of the ms office Ribbon. When we’re done now, you can close the header or footer using the button here, or by pressing Esc on our keyboard. If we don’t have a lot of experience with headers and footers, we might want to start with a built-in preset instead.
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In the Preset headers and footers give some 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 you want. In this example, we’re going to add a header. You can choose one of the simple options at the top, or go ahead and scroll down for something more unique. We Notice how we have access to the Design tab once again. For now, we can go to enter our information into the box, which is known as a content control field. If we close the header, now we can also see what it looks like compared to the rest of the document. To open or unlock it again, all you have to do is double-click the margin. we forgot that we wanted to include the date, maybe below the document title. To add this to your document, just click Date & Time on the Design tab, then choose how you want the date to appear. If you want the date to be updated every time you open the document, check the box next to Update automatically. This is good if we want to show the date of the document was printed, instead of the date it was created. Otherwise, leave this box unchecked. and it will remain at today’s date. There are many different ways to use headers and footers. They can also be used to add page numbers to your work. Page numbers are common in business documents, academic papers, and much more.