This article is based on legacy software.
You can create headers and footers in your Word document so that information such as the author’s name, document title, or page numbers will appear in the top and/or bottom margin of your document. You can create a header and footer that appears the same on every page, or you can customize the pages with different headers and footers.
Inserting a Header or a Footer
By default, headers and footers appear on every page of your document. Word gives you have several presets to select from; you can also begin with a blank header or footer.
Select the desired header or footer style HINT: To start with a blank Header/Footer, selectEdit Header or Edit Footer
Editing Header or Footer Content
Once you have inserted a header or footer you can edit or format the content. Additional options appear in the Header & Footer Tools Design Tab.
Edit text as desired
From the Ribbon, select additional customizing options as desired
The Header & Footer Tools Design Tab
The Header & Footer Tools Design command tab appears on the Ribbon only when an existing header or footer is active. This special command tab providing several unique header and footer formatting options.
Position Group This group allows you to adjust where your header appears on the page(s). The default setting is 0.5 inches from the top and bottom of the page.
Close Header and Footer Group From here you can exit the header/footer text box and continue editing your document.
Creating a Different First Page Header and Footer
If you want the header/footer of your document to be different on your first page, you first need to create a header or footer. You can customize headers and footers in the Header & Footer Tools Design tab, which appears only when you select a header or footer.
From the Header & Footer Tools Design command tab, in the Options group, select Different First Page The label on the first page header text box changes from Header to First Page Header.
In the First Page Header text box, insert the desired information
In the First Page Footer text box, insert the desired information
In the Footer text box, insert the desired information
In the Header text box, insert the desired information
Creating Odd and Even Page Headers and Footers
You can create different odd and even page headers and footers, which display different information on the odd and even pages of your document.
From the Headers & Footers Tools Design tab, in the Options section, select Different Odd & Even Pages
In the Odd Page Header text box, insert the desired information
In the Odd Page Footer text box, insert the desired information
In the Even Page Footer text box, insert the desired information
In the Even Page Header text box, insert the desired information