A header is the heading at the top of the page where you will find the page number and maybe the name of the company. A header with your name gives a more professional look to your office reports and a personalized look to your private letters [source: Time Atlas]. Here we will show you how to add a header in both Microsoft Word 2003 and the more recent Word 2007.

Word 2003

  1. Open a Word page on your computer.
  2. Select View from the toolbar at the top of the page.
  3. Select Header and Footer from the drop-down menu. If you don't see it immediately, click on the double arrow that appears at the bottom of the View menu. This will expand the list to show all your options. You will now see Header and Footer. A box will appear at the top of your Word page. That is where your header will go. There will also be an area to put a footer at the bottom of the page. Right now, we'll concentrate on the header.
  4. Enter the information you want in your header in the header box. You can enter a page number, your name, a picture, or some combination of these things. You can enter information like page numbers from the Header and Footer Toolbar that appears on your page. The information entered in the header box will appear on all pages of your document.
  5. Save the page.
  6. Close the Header and Footer Toolbar to return to your previous view. You can now resume working on your document [source: Microsoft].

Word 2007

  1. Open a Word page on your computer.
  2. Select Insert from the toolbar at the top of the page.
  3. Select Header from the Header and Footer group.
  4. Select Edit Header. You can now enter text, page numbers etc.
  5. Close the Header and Footer group on the toolbar to return to your previous view. You can now resume working on your document [source: Microsoft].