Word Processing – Headers and Footers
Add, edit text in headers, footers.
To add text in the header or footer of a document, first of all click on ‘Insert’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting drop-down menu, click on ‘Header’ or ‘Footer’ to insert a header or a footer respectively. Both these options will give a sub-menu having an option ‘Default Style’. Click on this option and a header or footer will get inserted into the document.
After this, simply click once on the header or the footer area to get the text pointer there. Now enter the required text into the header or the footer with the help of your keyboard. This is how we can enter text into the header or footer in a document.
To edit text in header or footer, click once in the header or footer area to get the text pointer there. Then delete the already present text there with the help of the ‘delete’ button from the keyboard and enter new text with your keyboard. This is how we can edit the text in the header or footer of a document.
Add fields in headers, footers: date, page number information, file name.
To add fields in headers or footers, click once in the header or footer area to get the text pointer there. After this, click on ‘Insert’ from the main menu bar and from the resulting drop-down menu, click on ‘Fields’. This will display another sub-menu containing a number of different options.
We can select ‘Page Number’ or ‘Date’ option from this menu to insert these fields into the header or footer.
To insert file name, click on ‘More Fields’ from this sub-menu. This opens the ‘Fields’ dialog box. In this dialog box, under the ‘Document’ tab, we have a ‘Type’ list. Select ‘File Name’ from this list and then click on ‘Insert’. This will insert file name into the header or footer of the document.
Apply automatic page numbering to a document.
To apply automatic page numbering to a document, the best way is to use the same method which we have used in the last section to insert the page numbers into the headers or footers of a document. This same method should be used to apply automatic page numbering to a document.