Insert headers, footers & page numbers in Microsoft Word for Android

There are a couple of tools in Microsoft Word that you can use to make your document easier to comprehend and read, or to provide some additional information about it. Headers and footers are a great place to include data like the document’s author and title, while page numbers are an essential part of any long document, letting readers navigate the document more easi ly. Let’s see how to add headers, footers and page numbers in Microsoft Word for Android:

How to insert headers & footers in Microsoft Word for Android

The header and footer of a document are special places reserved on the top and bottom margins of a document. In order to manage them, first tap the A icon on the top menu bar.

Now tap Home to open up the list of menus in Word.

Then tap Insert to see related options.

In the Insert menu, tap Header & Footer to activate them.

You are automatically taken to the header of the first page. Here you can enter and edit text as you would in any other part of the document. You can read more about editing text in Word for Android in this tutorial.

To switch between headers and footers, just scroll the document, and tap inside the header or the footer to edit it. Alternatively, you can tap the A icon again to access its menu, where you can tap Header or Footer.

You can choose Edit Header or Edit Footer to access them.

Tapping Remove Header or Remove Footer will remove all contents from the header, or, respectively, the footer.

To insert the author’s name or the document’s title into the header or the footer, tap Document Info when in the Header & Footer menu.

Tapping Author or Document Title will each insert a field into the header and footer.

Tap these fields to enter the author’s name or the document’s title.