How to Put a Professional Looking Header into a Cover Letter or Any Word Document


A professional looking header in a document can make a world of difference. It takes almost no time to do and can provide your reader with a professional and obvious area to find your information. Because it requires little to no effort, it is a very useful and efficient way to add professionalism.

Things You'll Need

  • A computer
  • Microsoft Word
  • A document that needs to be professional
  • Open up a word document by going to the File tab on the toolbar and selecting new.

  • Once a new document is opened, go the View tab on the toolbar. It is third from the left.

  • Pull your icon down to the Header/Footer selection and selct that.

  • Inside the text box (the header), write what you want. Example: Erin Denver, Address, Email, Phone Number. You can move it to the right or the left of the page by pressing Control R or Control L. If you want it in the center, press Control E.

  • Press Close. You are set!

Tips & Warnings

  • If this is for business related information, you should include your name, address, phone number and email account.
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