Answered By: Katie Hutchison
Last Updated: May 08, 2020     Views: 32298

Microsoft 2016:  For detailed instructions, click here 

  1. Double-click anywhere on the top or bottom margin of your document. ... 

  2. The header or footer will open, and a Design tab will appear on the right side of the Ribbon. ... 

  3. Type the desired information into the header or footer. ... 

  4. When you're finished, click Close Header and Footer.                                                                              

 In Microsoft Word 2010:

  1. On the View menu, click the Insert tab and click Header.
  2. Look toward the bottom of the list that appears and click Edit header.
  3. Click the box that says Different first page.
  4. Enter your information ONLY on the first page (if only wanting it on the first page, or you can enter variations of the information on the first page & all other pages.)

For more detailed instructions, go to this Microsoft page. These instructions apply to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. For a detailed YouTube video, click here.

Comments (4)

  1. The question was how to get it to show on the first page only. -Dean
    by Dean McPickleson on Apr 23, 2020.
  2. The principles in recent versions of Word are the same. You can double-click the header to activate the header/footer view. On the Header & Footer Tools Design tab, select "Different first page."
    by Mike Jundi-Instruction Services Librarian on Apr 28, 2020.
  3. Word keeps adding a 3rd page to my document and inserting a header, how can I delete this completely?
    by Carol Marie Tootoo on Jun 24, 2020.
  4. @Carol Marie Tootoo - Are you using Word through Office 365 or the program itself? Send your Personal Librarian an email and we'd be happy to help you out.
    by Katie Hutchison on Jun 24, 2020.

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