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Create a Header and Footer

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A header and footer is helpful when adding titles or footnotes to your Word document.

This How-To Article shows you how to add a header and footer to your document.

Create a Header and Footer

1. Click the View menu and select "Header and Footer" from the menu that appears.

2. Word will bring you to the header area of the document. Enter and format some text for the header.

Note: Anything that you enter in the header or footer will appear on every page of the current document.

3. Once you have finished editing the header, you can now move down to the footer. Click the "Switch Between Header and Footer" button (from the toolbar that appeared when you first started editing the header and footer).

4. Edit the footer by adding text, the date, or anything else that you need to add.

Tip: To make the header and footer less noticeable, change the text color to a light-medium gray. This will also add some contrast to your document.

5. Once you have finished editing the header and footer, simply double-click on any part of your document (other than the header or footer) to return to regular editing.

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