How to Add Headers and Footers in Google Docs

How to Add Headers and Footers in Google Docs

Headers and footers are an essential part of any document. A header is a heading at the top of your document that should contain the main text. A footer is usually found on the bottom right side of your document that provides additional information or links to other places within your document. In this article, we will show you how to add headers and footers in Google Docs step by step.

Add Headers and Footers in Google Docs

Once you learn to add headers and footers to an in Google Docs, you would want to save it as a template. The template feature comes in handy when you need to quickly create a document with a header and footer. It’s simple, it works and it is useful!

Insert Headers and Footers in Google Docs

Google Docs has built-in tools so you don’t need to install any third-party add-ons to add headers and footers in documents. Here’s how you can use them to add a header and footer.

1. Open Google Docs in Google Chrome.

2. Create a new one from scratch (later it can be used as a template) or open an existing document in which you want to add headers and footers.

How to Add Headers and Footers in Google Docs

3. Click on Insert > Headers and Footers, and select Header.

Add Headers and Footers in Google Docs

4. You can change the default header margin by clicking on Options and selecting Header format.

How to Add Header in Google Docs

5. Change the header margin from 1.5 centimeters to your preference and hit the Apply button.

Similarly, you can add the footer option by following the same steps.

6. Click on Insert > Headers and Footers, and select Footer.

7. By default the footer is set at 1.75 centimeters from the bottom. You can change it by clicking on Options and Change the margin.

Headers and footers generally contain additional information such as page numbers, dates, an author’s name, and footnotes, which can help keep longer Google Docs documents organized and make them easier to read. Text entered in the header or footer will appear on each page of the document. Just like the header, you can add a custom footer to the page as well.

Add Page Numbers in Headers and Footers

One of the advantages of headers and footers is that important information is repeated across each page or section. Page numbers help readers to navigate the document easily. Follow the steps to add page numbers in the header and footer in Google Docs.

1. Open Google Docs in Google Chrome.

2. Create a new one from scratch (later it can be used as a template) or open an existing document in which you want to add headers and footers.

3. Click on Insert > Headers and Footers, and select Header.

4. Select Options in the Header and select Page numbers.

5. Now you can choose to add page numbers either on the Header or Footer, exclude the first page from page numbering, and even specify a number from which you want to start the document.

How to Add Page number in Headers in Google Docs

Create a Template with Headers and Footers in Google Docs

If you work on a lot of school projects, or you are right a lot of business letters, you should create a template with a header and footer in Google Docs. This will improve your workflow and save time as well here is how you can do it.

1. Open Google Docs in Google Chrome.

2. Create a new document.

3. Now insert the header and footer (follow the steps above).

4. Now save the document (name the document header or footer template).

Now, whenever you want to use the same header and footer you can simply open this saved template from Google dogs or Google Drive.

5. Click on File > Make a copy.

Now Google will create a new document with the same header and footer and you can start working on it.

Wrapping Up

That’s all guys this is how you can add headers and footers in your Google Docs document there are always third-party templates available on the Internet that can be also used. Do share this article with your friends and family members.

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