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Add odd and even page headers to Word 2007 documents

If you want to format Word 2007 headers with page numbers on odd-numbered pages appearing on the right and page numbers on even-numbered pages appearing on the left, follow these steps from Mary Ann Richardson.

Your brochure is ready to print and bind except for the headers. You want to format the headers so that when you open the brochure, page numbers on odd-numbered pages appear on the right, and page numbers on even-numbered pages appear on the left. Follow these steps to add odd and even page headers to your Word 2007 documents:

  1. Click anywhere on page 1.
  2. On the Insert tab, click Header in the Header & Footer group.
  3. Click Austere (Odd Page) or any Header formatted for odd pages.
  4. Under Header & Footer Tools, click the Design tab and then click to select the Different Odd & Even Pages check box in the Options group.
  5. Click the Next Section button in the Navigation group.
  6. Click Header in the Header & Footer group.
  7. Click Austere (Even Page).

If your document already has a header that is not formatted for odd and even pages, you don't have to delete it and start over. You can simply convert it to an odd/even format by following these steps:

  1. Double-click the header area in your document.
  2. Under Header & Footer Tools, click the Design tab, and then select the Different Odd & Even Pages check box in the Options group.
  3. Click the Next Section button in the Navigation group.
  4. Click Header in the Header & Footer group.
  5. Click Austere (Even Page) or any Header formatted for even pages.

You can also create odd and even footers for your Word 2007 documents. Simply follow the steps above, substituting the word footer for header.

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