Header and footer recap

Page x of y pages exampleHeaders and footers–and page numbers–can get tricky. That’s why we’ve spent some time with them on this blog. But if you come to one post, you might not realize that the answer you need is already in a different post.

I thought I’d list each of them here to help you find the information you want as quickly as possible:


Headers and footers and page numbers, oh my!
This post covers choosing what you want in your header or footer before you start–to avoid potential conflicts later.

Close the header or footer and get back to your document
People ask all the time. Here’s a quick video.

Remove headers and footers, fast
This video includes steps for when your document has multiple sections, and whether those sections are not linked.

Add the filename to your header or footer
This video shows you how to insert the file name and path by using a field code.

Shortcuts for getting the filename and path into your document
This post offers some options.

Insert different page numbers in different sections
People want to use different numbering formats in different sections–for example, i, ii, iii in the front matter and 1, 2, 3, in the document body. This short video shows you how.

Insert page x of y page numbers in just one section
People want to insert page x of y pages page numbers. This post also covers different numbering formats in different sections of a document.

And you can find all of this information in Add or remove headers, footers, and page numbers.

— Joannie Stangeland