Managing Word Documents Headers and Footers

by on May 15, 2007

Q: The header on a word document moved itself to the footer, how do I moved it back up?

A: The easiest way to move information from the Header of a Microsoft Word document to the Footer of that document would be to copy the information in the Footer and paste it into the Header. Here are instructions on how to do this:

  1. To view the Footer of your current document, click the View menu then choose Header and Footer.
  2. While you are in the Footer area, click Control+A, which will highlight all of the text in the area, then click Control+C to copy it to the clipboard.
  3. Click the Header and Footer Switch Button icon in the Header and Footer toolbar to switch to the Header.
  4. Click Control+V to paste the information from the Clipboard into the Footer.
  5. Once you have verified that all of the information has been pasted into the Header, click the Header and Footer Switch icon again to switch back to the Footer.
  6. Delete all of the information from the footer that you no longer need.