How do I create different headers in Word for Mac?

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How do I create different headers in Word for Mac?
Customise headers in Microsoft Word for Mac documents. (Image: Apple)

Microsoft Word for Mac includes many of the same features as the PC version of the popular word-processing application. When creating any type of document you can add headers or footers. By default, the header you insert at the beginning of the document will also appear on every page. However, you can create different headers by inserting a section break at the end of each page.

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  1. 1

    Click the "View" option from the top toolbar menu, and then click the "Header and Footer" option. Headers and footers will now be available within your document.

  2. 2

    Select the "Close" button to return to your document. Click the bottom of the page where you want to insert a section break in order to separate headers.

  3. 3

    Choose the "Insert" option and then scroll over the "Break" text. Select the type of section break you want to insert.

  4. 4

    Change your section break at any time by clicking the "Format" option and then the "Document" button. Select the "Layout" tab and then choose the type of break you want from the "Section start" pop-up menu.

  5. 5

    Click the "View" option and then pick the "Header and Footer" option again to bring up the "Formatting" menu for headers and footers. Click on the "Switch Between Header and Footer" icon to go to either the header or footer in the document.

  6. 6

    Type within the separate headers on each page to create your different headers. Continue to create more page breaks to make additional unique headers.

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