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Welcome to Lesson 5 of the Advanced Microsoft Word Tutorial. In this lesson we will cover Headers and Footers. I hope you enjoy the lesson.

Create A Header

Step 1: Overview

You can have a uniform header throughout your document or you can change headers. For example, when changing chapters by inserting a section break, and shutting off the Same as Previous toggle in the Header/Footer tool bar.

Step 2: Use the Paragraph Dialog Box

You can have a uniform header throughout your document or you can change headers. For example, when changing chapters by inserting a section break, and shutting off the Same as Previous toggle in the Header/Footer tool bar.

Step 3: Set an Indent Measurement

Enter the first part of your text flush left.

Step 4: Set a Special Indent

Press TAB to move the cursor to the center of the header area. You could enter the name of your document here. If for some reason you are not satisfied with the default position of the cursor, you can adjust it by dragging the tab marker in the ruler.

Step 5: Exit the Dialog Box

Press TAB again to move the cursor to the far right. If for some reason the right marker is not at the right edge of the header box, adjust it as needed.

Step 6: Switching to the Footer

Click the Switch Between Header and Footer button in the Header/Footer tool bar and the Footer area appears. You can add footer text in the same fashion as header text explained in earlier steps in this tutorial. You can toggle back and forth between the headers and footers by clicking this button.

Step 7: Odd and Even Headers/Footers

You can set up a document with different odd and even headers. This makes the document appear as it would in a published book. Click the Page Setup button in the Header/Footer tool bar and the Page Layout dialog box opens. Click the Layout tab, and then click the Different Odd and Even check box in the Header/Footer area.