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 additional information such as page numbers, dates, an author's name, & footnotes, which can help keep longer documents organized và make them easier to read. Text entered in the header or footer will appear on each page of the document.

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To create a header or footer:

In our example, we want lớn display the author's name at the vị trí cao nhất of each page, so we'll place it in the header.

Double-click anywhere on the top or bottom margin of your document. In our example, we'll double-click the đứng đầu margin.

The header or footer will open, & a Design tab will appear on the right side of the Ribbon. The insertion point will appear in the header or footer.

Type the desired information into the header or footer. In our example, we'll type the author's name & the date.



To insert a preset header or footer:

Word has a variety of preset headers and footers you can use to lớn enhance your document's design và layout. In our example, we'll địa chỉ cửa hàng a preset header to our document.

Select the Insert tab, then click the Header or Footer command. In our example, we'll click the Header command.
The header or footer will appear. Many preset headers and footers contain text placeholders called Content Control fields. These fields are good for adding information like the document title, author's name, date, and page number.

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If you want to lớn delete a content Control field, right-click it và select Remove nội dung Control from the menu that appears.

Editing headers & footers

After you close the header or footer, it will still be visible, but it will be locked. Simply double-click a header or footer khổng lồ unlock it, which will allow you to lớn edit it.

Design tab options

When your document's header & footer are unlocked, the Design tab will appear on the right side of the Ribbon, giving you various editing options:

Hide the first-page header & footer: For some documents, you may not want the first page lớn show the header & footer, like if you have a cover page và want lớn start the page numbering on the second page. If you want khổng lồ hide the first-page header & footer, check the box next lớn Different First Page.
Remove the header or footer: If you want lớn remove all information contained in the header, click the Header command & select Remove Header from the thực đơn that appears. Similarly, you can remove a footer using the Footer command.
Additional options: With the commands available in the Insert group, you can showroom the date và time, document info, pictures, and more to lớn your header or footer.
To insert the date or time into a header or footer:

Sometimes it's helpful lớn include the date or time in the header or footer. For example, you may want your document lớn show the date when it was created.

On the other hand, you may want lớn show the date when it was printed, which you can vì by setting it lớn update automatically. This is useful if you frequently update and print a document because you'll always be able khổng lồ tell which version is the most recent.

Double-click anywhere on the header or footer to lớn unlock it. Place the insertion point where you want the date or time to appear. In our example, we'll place the insertion point on the line below the author's name.
The Date & Time dialog box will appear. Select the desired date or time format.Check the box next to lớn Update Automatically if you want the date lớn change every time you xuất hiện the document. If you don't want the date lớn change, leave this option unchecked.Click OK.


Open the header.Choose Align Right on the Home tab và type your name.Below your name, use the Date & Time command on the Design tab and insert the date. You can use whichever format you like.In the footer section, insert the preset footer Grid. If your version of Word doesn't have a Grid preset, you can choose any available preset.Close the header và footer.When you're finished, your page should look something lượt thích this: