How to Insert a Header in MS Word 2003


A header is a part of a document containing text or images that display on each page of a whole document or different sections of a document. The header appears at the top of each page and often is used for page numbers, contact information and titles of chapters or sections. In Microsoft Word 2003, you can insert a header on each page or create a different header for different sections, if necessary.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word 2003

Insert Same Header on Each Page

  • Open a MS Word 2003 document.

  • Click the "View" menu. Select "Header and Footer" to open the header and footer area.

  • Click the header area. Begin typing to add text to the header. You also may insert graphics if you wish. The text will be left-aligned by default. To make the text center or right-aligned, press "Tab."

  • Change the formatting of the text using the Formatting toolbar. For instance, make changes to font, font size and color.

  • Click "Close" on the Header and Footer toolbar when you're finished making the header.

  • Click "File" and "Save" to save the document.

Insert Different Header for Each Section

  • Open a MS Word 2003 document containing different sections. Sections are portions of a document that have specific formatting, such as columns, spacing or headers. Create sections by making section breaks in between portions of text you want to separate. On the "Insert" menu, click "Break." Select the preferred option under "Section break types."

  • Create the first header. Click the section in which you want to create a different header.

  • Click the "View" menu and "Header and Footer." The Header and Footer toolbar will appear. Click the "Link to Previous" button, which will unlink the header from the previous section.

  • Change the header for this section to whatever you wish. For instance, you may want to change the page number and section heading.

  • Click "Close" on the Header and Footer toolbar. Click "File" and "Save" to save the document.

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