Using Headers and Footers

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You can create a variety of headers and footers to display important information about your document. Headers appear above the gray dashed line at the top of your document, while footers appear below the dashed line at the bottom of the page.

Creating a Header or Footer

To create a header or footer:

1
Click the header or footer region.
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Type your desired text. You can format and align the text using the options in the Edit toolbar.

The new header or footer appears on each page in that section of the document. To add the header or footer to subsequent sections, use the Inherit from previous section option in the Properties panel.

Inherit from previous section

Setting Header Properties

Using the Header Properties menu, you can reuse headers across sections or create different headers within the same section.

Header properties menu

  • Inherit from previous section: The selected section uses the same header as the previous section.
  • Alternating pages: Odd-numbered pages use one header, while even-numbered pages use a different header.
  • Different first page: The first page of the section uses a different header than following pages. If alternating headers are also applied, they begin after the first page of the section.
  • Different last page: The last page of the section uses a different header than previous pages. If alternating headers are also applied, they end before the last page of the section.

Adjusting Header and Footer Size

To change the width of your header:

1
Click the header region to open the Properties panel.
2
In the Header Margins section, adjust the number in the Left and Right boxes. To match the margin width to the entire page, check Same as section margins.

Adjusting margin width

To change the vertical space in your header:

1
Click the header region to open the Properties panel.
2
In the Header Margins section, adjust the number in the From Top box.

Adjusting margin height

Page Numbers in Headers and Footers

Page numbers are the most commonly displayed information in headers and footers. You can insert page numbers from the Edit toolbar or the Properties panel.

To insert page numbers from the Edit toolbar:

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Click in either the header or footer region for a page.
2
Click the Insert button.
3
Select Auto Text > Page Number.

Inserting page numbers

The page number appears, and the subsequent pages in that section are numbered sequentially.

To insert page numbers from the Properties panel:

1
Click in the header or footer region.
2
In the Properties panel, go to the Page Number section.
3
Click the Insert Page Number button.
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Choose either Continue numbering from previous section or Restart section numbering.

Inserting page numbers

If you choose Restart section numbering, you can select a start number and style for the numbering.