Working with Headers and Footers
Creating headers and footers can help distinguish sections of a long document. To insert a header or footer in a Word document, go to the View menu in Word 2003 and click on Header and Footer. In Word 2007, go to the Insert menu and select Header or Footer in the Header & Footer group.
You can use the header or footer to insert continuous information throughout the Word document, such as page numbers or the name of the author. When working in a long document, though, using different headers and footers can set sections apart. Once you have inserted sections into a long document, inserting separate headers or footers can be done in a few simple steps.
Click inside of a section of the document and open the header or footer as listed above. When working in a long document, creating a header or footer in the first section and working through the remaining sections is more manageable than jumping around between sections, as it is easy to forget what has been done.
Nothing special needs to be done to the first section. Simply enter the desired information into it. Before editing the header or footer of the next section, however, you must unlink it from the previous section's header or footer. To do so, place the cursor inside of the header or footer for that section. In Word 2003, deselect the Link to Previous button on the Header and Footer toolbar. This button resembles two side-by-side document pages with a dotted line arrow linking them. In Word 2007, Link to Previous is found in the Navigation group of the Headers & Footers tab.
Go to the header or footer of each new section and break the link from the previous section to create custom headers or footers for each section.