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How to Add Header, Footer, and Page Number to a Document

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How to Add Header, Footer, and Page Number to a Document

Header / footer and page number in word, I guess you’re searching for steps to apply these functions header, footer and page number to your documents. If that’s what you’re looking for, then you are in the right place. This article was carefully made by us to solve the difficulties most computer user encounter in Microsoft Word on ways by which they can setup a header, footer and a page number to their document pages.

 

TABLE OF CONTENT

What Is Page Header

  • How to Apply Header to a document Page
  • How to Remove a Header from a Document Page
  • How to Edit a Page Header on a Document Page

What Is Page Footer

  • How to Apply Footer to a document Page
  • How to Remove a Footer from a Document Page
  • How to Edit a Page Footer on a Document Page

What Is Page Number

  • How to insert page number
  • How to insert page margin
  • How to apply number to Current position
  • How to format page number
  • How to remove page number

 

What is a Page Header?

Page Headers are lines of sentence (lines of text) which displays either the name of a firm, address and telephone numbers, which are normally found at the top of a printed document.

Note: We have six (6) header / footer formats; you can choose your preferred choice from this format. The six (6) formats are:

  1. A Single header format: This contains a single space to put in your respective text.
  2. A triple header format (3 columns): This displays three (3) written space areas to type in your text.
  3. Alphabet: A centered aligned format to type in a document title.
  4. Annual: A right aligned format, for typing a document title and year.
  5. Austere (Even Page): This format provides a space for date input and document title.
  6. Austere (Odd Page): This format also provides space for dates and document title as well.

 

How to Apply Header to a document Page

1. Click on Insert Menu

2. Click on HEADER (Choose your respective format)

3. Click on it (the format style appears at the top of your document)

4. Type in your text e.g. TechProf.com.ng (after you’ve done that,)

5. Click on close header and footer at the top right of your document window.

How to Remove a Header from a Document Page

  1. Go back to Insert Menu
  2. Click on HEADER
  3. Click on REMOVE HEADER

 

What is a Page Footer?

Page Footer also is lines of text, which are found at the bottom of every printed document. They normally contain a company name, address and telephone numbers as well.

 

How to Apply Footer to a document Page

  1. Go to Insert Menu
  2. Click on FOOTER
  3. Click on the FOOTER format you want
  4. Type in your text, after that
  5. Click on CLOSE FOOTER and HEADER

 

How to Remove Footer from a Document page

The same step you followed while applying this footer, you should go through the same step as well to remove the footer from the document.

  1. Click on Insert Menu
  2. Click on Footer
  3. Click on Remove Footer

Now that we’ve learnt everything about applying the header and footer to a document page, let’s talk about the document page numbering as well. A page numbering can be applied to a single page or better still multiple pages in a document.

 

What is a Page Number

Page number maybe serial, alphabets, roman figures used for numbering a document containing multiple pages in it. Page numbering can either appear at the top or bottom of every printed document. Note that, a page number can be inserted at the top or bottom, right, center, left or even at the margin of a document page.

How to Insert Page Number

  1. Click on Insert Menu
  2. Click on Page Number (you will see options e.g. top of page or bottom of page)
  3. Point to the one you want e.g. Top of Page (a format of page numbering displays)
  4. Click on the format where you want your page number to display.

 

How to Insert a Page Margin

  1. Go to Insert Menu
  2. Click on page number
  3. Point to page margin (a list of page margin formats displays). We have accent bar left, accent bar right, vertical left, vertical right, border left, border right and large left.
  4. Point and click on the page margin format you want.

 

How to Apply Number to Current Position

This simply means that where ever your cursor of insertion point appears in your document that where your current position number will display. So, before you perform these steps make sure that you place your cursor at the right direction where you want to display the page number.

  1. Click on Insert menu
  2. Click on page number
  3. Point to current position (a list of format appears)
  4. Click on the format you want.

 

How to Format Page Number

Formatting of page number is the process of changing the page number formats. Assuming our page numbering format is in serial numbers and you feel like changing it to an alphabetical order or roman figure format. Follow the below steps:

  1. Click on Insert Menu
  2. Click on Page Number
  3. Click on Format Page Number (the format page number dialog box appears).
  4. Click on Number Format drop down arrow (a list of format appears).
  5. Choose the format you want to use
  6. Click on OK.

 

How to Remove Page Number

  1. Click on Insert Menu
  2. Click on Page Number
  3. Click on Remove Page Number

 

SUMMARY

Header/Footer and Page Number in word are very necessary so you must be in need of it while working with Microsoft Word.

 Thank you for taking your time to go through this article. We believe it’s helpful to you.

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