About headers and footers

Headers and footers are areas in the top and bottom margins (margin: The blank space outside the printing area on a page.) of each page in a document.

Header and footer

You can insert text or graphics in headers and footers — for example, page numbers, the date, a company logo, the document's title or file name, or the author's name — that are printed at the top or bottom of each page in a document.

You can work in the header and footer areas by clicking Header and Footer on the View menu.

ShowHeaders and footers on a Web page

Headers and footers appear only in print layout view (Print Layout view: A view of a document or other object as it will appear when you print it. For example, items such as headers, footnotes, columns, and text boxes appear in their actual positions.) and in printed documents.

Headers and footers do not appear or print in Web documents displayed in browsers. However, they are retained in the Web document, so they will appear when you go back to the .doc format of the document.

If you've created a Web page that uses frames (frames: The named subwindow of a frames page. The frame appears in a Web browser as one of a number of window regions in which pages can be displayed. The frame can be scrollable and resizable, and it can have a border.), you can also create a header or footer by adding a header frame or adding a footer frame.

How-to information    Find links to more information about using headers and footers under See Also, which is visible when you are connected to the Internet.

Applies to:
Word 2003