Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Changing Headers and Footers.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 20, 2017)
You can easily change the text in a header or footer by using the Header/Footer option from the View menu, in the following manner:
You should note that if your page already has headers or footers, you should be able to see them on your screen. To modify the header or footer, you can simply double-click on the area you want to change.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (7918) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, and Word in Office 365. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Changing Headers and Footers.
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