Advanced Writing Techniques: Microsoft Word 2007 Headers
Before You Begin
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Headers allow you to put your name and the page number of every page without having to type that information on every page. Using headers gives your papers a more polished, professional look and you can revise the body of the paper without worrying about retyping the header.
To insert almost anything, including headers & footers, in Microsoft Word 2007, you need to use the Insert Ribbon. By clicking either the Header or Footer button in the Insert Ribbon, a listing of suggested headers & footers will show. If you want to just edit the header, click Edit Header.
Header & Footer Tools Ribbon
Whenever the header or footer is activated or inserted in a Microsoft Word 2007 document, the Header & Footer Tools ribbon. This special ribbon will disappear when the header & footer is not active.
Navigation – Through this section of the Header & Footer Tools ribbon you will be able to navigate between the header and footer for an individual page or navigate between headers of different pages. The other option to this is to just use the scrollbar for the document and goto whichever header/footer is desired.
Different First Page – When this is selected, the first page will have a header that is completely independent of the other headers/footers in the document.
Different Odd & Even Pages – When this is selected, the odd and even pages will have headers/footers that work independently of one another. Odd pages will have similar header/footer and even pages will have a different header/footer.
Through the page numbers button, you can choose from a variety of different pre-configured numbering styles. If you wish to just insert a regular number, then you will want to click Current Position and then Plain Number. If you wish to alter the numbering style to roman numerals for example, then click Format Page Numbers…