Answered By: Alyssa Mitchell Last Updated: Jan 17, 2019 Views: 518476
Answered By: Alyssa Mitchell
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2019 Views: 518476
Microsoft Word 2016 instructions:
- From the menu, click on the Insert tab.
- In the Header and Footer box, click on Page Number and select the location/option you want the page number (usually top of the page, plain number 1).
- At the top of the page, under Header and Footer Tools, click the box that says Different first page.
- In the Header, type Running head: and then your abbreviated title in all caps.
- Tab over twice and type in the numeral 1.
- Go to the 2nd page of your paper. The number 2 should already be there.
- Type in your title or abbreviated title in all caps in front of the 2. Tab the 2 over to the right side of the header.
- Click on the red "X" to close the Header and Footer Tools.
Microsoft Word 2013, click here or read on:
- From the menu, click on the Insert tab.
- On the toolbar that appears, choose the Page Number option.
- Select the option you want (usually top of the page).
- Go to the menu, at the top of the page, under Header and Footer Tools, click the box that says Different first page.
- Your cursor should now be at the top of page 1 in the header box. Set the cursor just to the left of the number 1 and type Running head: and then your abbreviated title in all caps.
- Use the backspace key to set your title to the left and then use the tab key to move the page number back to the right hand side (usually 2 tabs).
- Close the header and footer (red x on the top right-hand side of the page)
- Go to page 2 of your document (or if you haven't started writing it, insert a page break) and delete the phrase Running head, leaving just your abbreviated title.
- On page 1, Running head will remain in your first page header, and only your abbreviated title will appear on subsequent pages.
It's easier to set up the pages before you start writing the paper.
Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010:
- On the View tab, select the Print Layout document view.
- Double click the header area of the document.
- On the Header & Footer Tools Design tab, in the Options group, select the check box for Different First Page.
- Thank you so much, it is ridiculous how difficult this was. I don't understand why Word made this so hard to add a header and page numbers on the same line. Thanks for the help!
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- Just switched from having to write MLA papers to APA and this is so much help. You win the internets.
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- I searched templates in word and chose apa. This automatically sets up the running head/page number/template for you.
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- Thank Goodness for Google, and everyone else who commented and said they could not figure this out. Why was this so hard?
- Yes indeed, thank you! The directions in my APA The Easy Way don't work for this issue, and it took numerous Google searches before finding this.
- I can't tell you how grateful I am for this solution. I even had to make one change to your directions work for me! You're wonderful!!!
- Thank you so much. I had trouble with running heads and page numbers on all pages of the document, and your instructions applied to that too.
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- HUGE help! Thank you! It only took me over an hour to figure how to do it, but with this I got it in no time!
- Thank you! This helped so much. I have been trying to do this for over an hour and a half!
- Omg!!! Thank you so much! What a night mare this was trying to do the Header and page numbers !
- I've looked all over the web trying to figure this out! Very helpful!
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- Thanks so much. I had points taken off my last paper for this. I couldn't seem to get the page numbers in the corner and the running head on the line at the same time. It seemed like it was so difficult, yet so easy. Thanks for all the help. I did have to redo the steps on page 2 cause it didn't automatically do the running head but the page number was there but it was good after I redid the steps for the header. You are AWESOME!!!!
- Thanks a million! I have been struggling to format my paper. It was not displaying the header and page number at the same time in Word 2010. Your explanation saved me. My paper is due today!
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- Thank you!!! The last time I was in school was 10 years ago. This was so frustrating to me figuring out a page number AND header - not the actual paper. Why is word so difficult?
- Thank you, those instruction saved me lots of time I did not have. I been trying to do this for 2 days. I wouldn't never figure it out.
- I can write a paper like nobody's business, but for whatever reason the running header has never wanted to cooperate. I followed your instructions and viola!! It worked perfectly. Too bad this is my last paper before I graduate.
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- I'm using MS office 2010 and am still having issues. The numbers will not change per page and i have "different first page" checked.
- @Lisa - if you're still having trouble and you're a current Walsh student/faculty/staff, stop by the Walsh U Library and we'd be happy to help you out.
- I cannot get this to work at all, so frustrating
- @Katie - if you're still having trouble and you're a current Walsh student/faculty/staff, stop by the Walsh U Library and we'd be happy to help you out.
- THANK YOU! I spent an hour trying to do this myself, and then I found your step by step instructions. Microsoft did not make this process intuitive, but you provided an excellent walk through. Thanks again!
- I found this so helpful, thank you! However I cannot seem to get "Running Head" off of the other pages. When I delete it from page 2, it deletes from page 1 as well.
- @ Julie - If you are using Office 2010 or newer, I would just double check to make sure that the box for different first page is clicked. This is what will let you do the separate header on the first page. If you are still having problems, stop by the library and we'd be happy to work with you in person!
- Everything worked wonderfully except my page numbers didn’t continue, I have to manually go in to change them. I have word 2010
- @Ctect44 - If you are still having trouble, just stop by the library and we would be happy to help you!
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- thank you!
- Usually I can figure out stuff like this but this really stumped me so thank you so much for this.
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- Set the running header up FIRST before you start you paper, it will save you so much time!!!! Thank you so much for great instructions!!!
- Thank you so much for your clear explanations.
- Wish I had been around when the video for Word 2016/365 had been around. What you get now is a big black screen. Can somebody type it out, like the 2013 one, please?
- @Gamanin8 - Thank you for bringing the missing video to our attention! I have added the step by step instructions to this answer in place of the video.