How to Add a Header and Footer in Word

Placed at the top margin of a page, a header is a useful area for including material that must appear on every page of a document. This might include information such as the title of the document, the name of the author, section, page number, and total number of pages.

Placed at the bottom, is a footer. It is similar to a header, it just that it is placed at the bottom of the document.

In this tutorial, we will explain how to easily Add a header and Add a footer in a Microsoft Word document.

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How to Insert Page Numbers in Word Without Losing the Header

For many, this is a frustrating problem—once the header is set up to satisfaction, inserting the page number causes the header to vanish, and reintroducing the header makes the page number go away—the two are seemingly mutually exclusive.

Here is what I am talking about

Let us start with a blank document, without header or page number.

Click on the Insert tab on the Menu Bar. The Ribbon changes to the Insert Menu. Click on Header and select any one of the Blanks to insert as Header. Here, we have chosen Austin, but any one of them will do.

To identify the header, we have named it My Document. Click on Page Number and insert a page number at the Top of Page.

You will get the page number, but unfortunately, it has replaced the header you had inserted earlier.

The above anomaly happens because Word treats both the Header and the Page Number as building blocks, and each will replace the other. So how to get both?

How to insert Page number without losing the header?

In this post, I will share 2 methods:

  • Insert Page number in Footer
  • Insert Page number in Header

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How to Add Page Numbers in Word

Using page numbers in long documents helps in many ways. Word offers an easy method of inserting page numbers where you want them in your document. There are two ways of doing this—the simple way and the complicated.

The simple way of inserting a page number is beginning with a “1” on page 1 of the document. A more complicated way would be to introduce the numbering from a page other than the first page.

IN this tutorial I will be covering following topics:

  • Adding a Page number in Word
  • Removing Page numbers in word
  • Formatting Page Numbers
  • Adding Page number in Sections
  • Adding Page number on Odd and Even pages

Lets start.

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How to insert a vertical line in MS Word

Whether you want to separate your text into two columns or create a border around your text, learning how to insert a vertical line in Word is useful. 

A few days back, we shared how to insert a horizontal line. In this post, we will share simple techniques to insert a vertical line.

Learning this function is especially beneficial for creating newsletters or pages of a newspaper, as you would have to separate the text into different columns.

5 ways to insert a vertical line in Word

  • Using shapes 
  • Adding a paragraph border
  • Adding a page border
  • Adding a bar tab
  • Adding columns

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How to delete a page in MS Word

You may have run into the problem of having an unwanted page in your Word document. Many users don’t know how to get rid of this unnecessary page. Other Microsoft applications like PowerPoint allow you to delete a page with a single click, but Word does not.

However, there are other ways of deleting a page in Word. In this article, we will be talking about three methods.

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How to insert a line in Word Document

Microsoft Word offers a variety of features that allow you to do everything from creating a schedule of your day to writing down lecture notes for a class. It offers so many features that a lot of beginners are intimidated by it.

In this article, you will learn about one specific function in Word: inserting a line.

This post will focus on inserting a horizontal line. If you want to learn how to insert a vertical line, check out this post.

This function will be useful to you in several situations. For example, if you want to divide a document into sections, you can do so by inserting lines between the sections.

One way in which you can do this is by typing out individual characters, like an underscore (shift + -). However, this is time-consuming and ineffective.

There are three other ways in which you can do this and in this article, we will show you how.

How to Insert a Line in MS Word

  • Using Shapes
  • Using Keyboard Shortcuts and Autoformat
  • Using Horizontal Line Tool

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How to double space in MS Word

MS Word has great options for formatting text. In this tutorial, I will share step by step instructions to add double space in a word document.

Double spacing means that your text contains a full blank line between two rows. Double spacing is mainly useful for improving text readability.

Double spacing also makes it easy to add feedback in a printed document. Since there is a blank line between each row, you can use the empty space for writing feedback.

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