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Microsoft Word - Add a Section, Header, or Footer

When different parts of your document call for different layouts, create sections with their own headers and footers.

Add a section break

  1. Place the pointer where you want to start a new section.

  2. Select Layout > Breaks.

    The types of section breaks are highlighted on the Layout tab.

  3. Select the type of section break you want.

Add or edit headers

  1. To change a header, scroll to the top of a page and double-click the header.

  2. Under the Header & Footer Tools Design tab, select where and how you want your header to appear in the document:

    • Different First Page

    • Different Odd & Even Pages

    • Show Document Text

  3. If you'd like to link to a previous section of the document, select Link to Previous.

  4. Type your text into the header.

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Keywords:microsoft word document section header footer office 365 add   Doc ID:79527
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-22 09:26 MSTUpdated:2018-05-23 13:23 MST
Sites:New Mexico State University
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