Using Headers and Footers
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Using Headers and Footers

When you use headers and footers you are creating text that is located above or below your page and will show on each page, for example page numbering. The easiest way to access headers and footers is to choose Format format from the Menu Bar and Page. The Header tab or Footer tab will allow you to make all the necessary changes. Both tabs use the same interface; we will use the Header as the example.


You must turn the header on by clicking the box and then you are able to set the margins and decide if the content is the same on left and right pages, if you are creating a document. You can set the height of the header or allow AutoFit to make the header the height of your text. The more button allows you to access border and background formatting for the header. When the border options opens you can choose line width for your border as well as determine the distance of your border from content.


Notice that by clicking on the area above the gray box, the line size you chose will appear in the preview window. This example of a header shows both the line in the header and text in the header. The red line has been added in the header and is only viewable by choosing File on the Menu bar and Page Preview.


In order to edit the headers and footers choose Edit on the Menu bar and then Headers and Footers. This will show you three windows which correspond to three areas of your header or footer. First is the Left and Center Areas.


Now you can edit the text in the windows so that your header no longer says Sheet1 but now can be changed to My Personal Budget. There is a row of buttons that will insert different features into your header or footer.


The buttons represent these features:

Text, File Name, Sheet Name, Page, Pages, Date and Time. So if you wanted to insert the date and time into the left section of the header, simply click in the left window and then click the Date and Time buttons.