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Add a header to Word 2007 documents with three mouse clicks

Word 2007 makes dealing with headers easier than ever. Here's how to create a basic header that you can edit and adjust as necessary to streamline your Word documents.

While Word 2007 comes with some sophisticated built-in header styles, most documents do not require such complex headers. Sometimes all that is needed is a quick way to add your name and page number to the top of each page.

Word 2007 makes it easier to add a simple header, with fewer mouse clicks than previous versions. For example, to create a simple header for a report, follow these steps:

  1. In the ribbon, click the Insert tab.
  2. Click Header under the Header & Footer Group.
  3. Click Edit Header.

In the blank header area, you can add your name and page numbers. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Press [Ctrl]R.
  2. Type your name and press [Enter].
  3. Type Page.
  4. Click the Insert tab.
  5. Click Page Number in the Header & Footer Group.
  6. Click Current Position.
  7. Click Plain Number.
  8. Click the Close Header button.

You can go back at any time and edit the header by simply double-clicking the header text on any page. When you finish your edits, double-click outside the header area to continue working in the rest of the document.

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