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:
- In the ribbon, click the Insert tab.
- Click Header under the Header & Footer Group.
- Click Edit Header.
In the blank header area, you can add your name and page numbers. To do so, follow these steps:
- Press [Ctrl]R.
- Type your name and press [Enter].
- Type Page.
- Click the Insert tab.
- Click Page Number in the Header & Footer Group.
- Click Current Position.
- Click Plain Number.
- 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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