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How do I format headers and page numbers in Word 2010?

Instructions on how to add and remove headers and page numbers in Word 2010.
Last Updated: Sep 30, 2013  |  20100 Views

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Add a header or footer that includes a page number

If you want to add a graphic or text at the top or the bottom of your document, you need to add a header or a footer. You can quickly add a header or a footer from the galleries, or you can add a custom header or footer.

You can use these same steps to add a header or footer without page numbers.

Add a header or footer from the gallery

1. On the Insert tab, in the Header & Footer group, click Header or Footer.

2. Click the header or footer that you want to add to your document.

3. To return to the body of your document, click Close Header and Footer on the Design tab (under Header & Footer Tools).

Add a custom header or footer

1. Double-click in the header area or the footer area (near the top of the page or near the bottom of the page).

This opens the Design tab under Header & Footer Tools.

2. To place information in the center or on the right side of the page, do any of the following:

• To place information in the center, click Insert Alignment Tab in the Position group of the Design tab, click Center, and then click OK.

• To place information on the right side of the page, click Insert Alignment Tab in the Position group of the Design tab, click Right, and then click OK.

3. Do one of the following:

• Type the information that you want in your header.

• Add a field code by clicking the Insert tab, clicking Quick Parts, clicking Field, and then clicking the field you want in theField names list.

Examples of information that you can add by using fields include Page (for page number), NumPages (for the total number of pages in your document), and FileName (you can include the file path).

4. If you add a Page field, you can change the numbering format by clicking Page Number in the Header & Footer group, and then clicking Format Page Numbers.

5. To return to the body of your document, click Close Header and Footer on the Design tab (under Header & Footer Tools).

For detailed instructions with examples open the document below. The link "For More Info" takes you to instructions with images.

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