Using Headers and Footers
Desktop Apps Training - Writer

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 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 choose will appear in the preview window. The gray box acts as a preview window.




The background can be changed by choosing Format, Page, Headers and the More option. You can also choose a graphic for the background by choosing graphic instead of color. You may want to insert more than text into the header or footer. One option is to select Insert and then Fields which will allow you to choose from these items. If you choose Date it will look something like this, notice text has already been added.




You can position the field anywhere in the header or footer that you like. There are additional fields for headers and footers that are available by choosing Inserted Fields and Other. When you insert fields into a document you will notice the gray background around the field. Though this won't print, however, you may want to eliminate the gray. This can be done by choosing View and Field Shadings, which is a toggle turning it on or off.