How to Repeat Something at the Top of Every Page in Word 2013

Formatting is an important part of any document that you create which is meant to be read by someone else. Whether it is at work, for a club, or as an assignment, being able to correctly identify what someone is reading is an important element of a document.

One effective way to accomplish this is with a header. The header is a repeating section at the top of every page of your document, and is a good place to put a title, name, or important information about what you are writing. By adding information to the header, you can easily and reliably repeat that information at the top of every page of your document.


Add Repeating Information at the Top of the Page in Word 2013

We are going to be working with the header section of the page in the tutorial below. When you type something into the header, it will be included on every page of your document, in that same location. Many people use the header section for information like page numbers. Adding page numbers in Word is slightly different than editing the header. You can read here to learn about using page numbers in Word 2013.


Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.


Step 2: Click the Insert option at the top of the window.

click the insert tab



Step 3: Click the Header button in the Header & Footer section of the navigational ribbon at the top of the window.

click the header button



Step 4: Select the header style that best meets your needs.

select a header style



Step 5: Click in the header and add the information that you want to repeat at the top of every page.

enter the information in the header



You can return to the body of your document by double-clicking anywhere on the body portion of the page. You can then press Ctrl + P on your keyboard to open up the Print Preview and confirm that your document looks how you would like. You can return to the header section by double-clicking on the text inside the header.

You can visit Microsoft’s support site for additional information about working with headers in Word 2013.

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