Flip open a novel and look at the facing pages. Most likely, at the top of one page you'll see the author's name and at the top of the other page you'll see the book title. At the bottom will be consecutive page numbers. These details are in the document's headers and footers.
Headers and footers in Word have many benefits, one of the major ones being automatic renumbering of pages if you add or delete content in your document.
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Headers and footers are areas in the top and bottom margins of a page. They provide quick information about a document in a predictable format and help set off different parts of a document. With headers and footers you can also:
- Have a different header and footer on the first page of a document.
- Have different headers and footers on odd and even pages.
- Use section breaks and create distinct document sections with different headers and footers.