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Header and footer basics

Headers and footers in document
Add headers and footers such as page numbers, date, title, and author name to your Word 2007 documents.

About this course

This course includes:

  • One self-paced lesson and one practice session for hands-on experience. The practice session requires Word 2007.
  • A short test at the end of the lesson; the test is not scored.
  • A Quick Reference Card you can take away from the course.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Add page numbers.
  • Add more elaborate headers and footers, with areas for document title, date, and other information.
  • Work in the header and footer areas to format content and add text.
  • Add the document file name and path.
  • Delete a header or a footer.

Headers and footers are those little identifiers that run across the top and bottom of your document, providing important background information about it. They include such things as page numbers, dates, book or chapter titles, and author name.

These small signposts improve the usability of your document, and they make it look professional.

See how to add and work with headers and footers. Read this page fully for course details, and then click Next to start.

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