Word 2007: Working with Headers and Footers

Lesson 18: Working with Headers and Footers



Headers and Footers You can make your document look professional and polished by utilizing the header and footer sections. The header is a section of the document that appears in the top margin, while the footer is a section of the document that appears in the bottom margin. Headers and footers generally contain information such as page number, date, and document name.

In this lesson, you will learn how to insert built-in and blank headers and footers.

Headers and footers

To insert a header or footer:

  • Select the Insert tab.
  • Click either the Header or Footer command. A menu appears with a list of built-in options you can use.
  • Left-click one of the built-in options, and it will appear in the document.

  • Left-click Blank to select it.
Blank Header or Footer
  • The Design tab with Header and Footer tools is active.
Active Footer
  • Type information into the header or footer.
Info in Footer

To insert the date or time into a header or footer:

  • With the header or footer section active, click the Date & Time command.
Date and Time Command
  • Select a date format in the dialog box that appears.
Date and Time Dialog Box
  • Click OK. The date and time now appear in the document.

Other header and footer options

There are many other header and footer options you can use to design these sections of your document. From the Header and Footer Tools Design tab, you can see all of your design options.

Header and Footer Design Tab


Use the newsletter or any Word document you choose to complete this challenge.

  • Add your name in the header of a document.
  • Right-align the text in the header.
  • Select a built-in footer with a page number.