How to put header and page number for different pages in word document
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Headers are the top section of the any document whether it is a writing document or a spreadsheet. The basic function of headers are to present document information like chapter heading, organization name or creation date etc. Whereas page numbers identify the current number of page under review or study. So how to put header and page number in word document?
This tutorial specifically targets the typical question of word users how to put header and page number in word document. So keep reading.
Shortcut to put header and page number in word document
1.Open any existing or new document to add header and page number. In this example, an existing composed document is used.
2.Now bring your mouse to the top section of the 1st page. You can do this method for any page you want to add header and page number
3.Now double click here. You will notice the header and footer section is enabled. Since the topic does not concern with footer, therefore the header section will only be discussed.
4.Notice the cursor is also blinking in the header section. This is where you can add the header.
5.For this tutorial, the word “Sample Text” is written in the header.
6.Also notice that a option with Insert Page Number is also shown here. This is to add page number
7.Click the button. A dialogue box will open. Here you can set the format style to add page number, decide where to place the page number, and select whether to apply it on the entire document, from current page or current section.
8.For this tutorial, we have selected the 3rd fomatting style
9.The page number is positioned to right side of the header
10.And the page numbers are applied to entire document
11.And now the page number and header is optimized
Put header and page number in word document from Insert tab
This is another method to add header and page number in word document.
1.Open a file to insert page number and header in your document
2.Click on the page you wish to add header and page number
3.Now go to the Insert tab
4.Now click on the Header and Footer button
5.After clicking, you may notice the header and footer option is enabled on the page layout
6.Notice the cursor blinking in the header section. Here you can write the header information like company name, date etc.
7.Add “Sample Text” for this tutorial
8.Notice there is a button labelled Insert Page Number. Click it to open the dialogue box
9.Here you can adjust page number format, position and application to entire document, or current document etc.
10.Set the format as default, position to the center and the application to entire document.
11.The header and page numbers are added by this method also
So this is how to put header and page number in word document. But if you want to get more information Word features, you can subscribe to WPS Academy to learn in detail.
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