Headers, Footers, Page Numbering, and Layout in Word 2016

End users at all levels, including those who have little or no familiarity with Microsoft Word and more experienced Word users who want to learn about the new interface and features in Word 2016.


Expected Duration
41 minutes

Headers and footers, as well as appropriate page layout, play an important role in making documents look professional. In this course, you’ll learn about all the options for creating headers and footers, adding page numbering and the date and time, and creating custom page layouts for documents in Word 2016. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers Microsoft Word 2016 for beginners.


Headers and Footers

  • start the course
  • add a header or footer to a document in Word 2016
  • insert page numbers, document properties, images, or Quick Parts in a header or footer in Word 2016
  • adjust header and footer margins in Word 2016
  • include an alignment tab in a header or footer in Word 2016
  • apply a different header or footer to the first page of a document in Word 2016
  • apply different headers or footers to sections within a document in Word 2016

Adding Numbering and the Date

  • choose and apply page numbering options in Word 2016
  • insert the date and time in a Word 2016 document

Page Layout

  • add a page border to one or all pages in a Word 2016 document
  • adjust the page border in a Word 2016 document
  • add a blank page to a document and force a page break in Word 2016
  • insert a cover page in a Word 2016 document
  • apply predefined or custom margins and set gutter options in Word 2016
  • set the vertical alignment of a page in Word 2016 and understand how this affects orientation and section breaks

Practice: Header and Footer Layout Options

  • add a footer to all the pages in document, start numbering from the second page, and insert a cover page in Word 2016





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