Documents with several pages often have information—such as the page number, the document’s title, or the date—located at the top or bottom of every page. Text that appears at the top of every page in a document is called a header, while text appearing at the bottom of every page is called a footer.
Once you’ve added a header or footer, you can use the Header and Footer Design tab to customize its appearance. Or, if you’d prefer to start from scratch, you can customize the header or footer without using one of the built-in presets.
Click the Header or Footer button on the Insert tab.
Select Edit Header or Edit Footer.
The Header and Footer Design tab appears, and you can now add text, graphics, and placeholders to the header or footer.
You can also display the Header and Footer Design tab and edit the header or footer by double-clicking in the top or bottom margins of the document, or by right-clicking in the top or bottom margins and selecting Edit Header or Edit Footer.
Make selections using the Header and Footer Design tab tools on the ribbon.
The Insert group contains options for inserting document info placeholders, which are fields that automatically fill in information, such as page number, the current date, the file name and path, or the author’s name.
In the Options group, you can also choose to use a different header or footer on the first page of a document, or to use different headers or footers on odd and even pages.