How to Change a Footer in Word 2013

The footer section of a document in Microsoft Word 2013 is a convenient place to put information that will be constant on each page of the document. Whether this is a document title, a page number, or the author’s name, there are many reasons why you would want to include that information in the footer.

But if you find that information in the footer is incorrect, then you may be wondering how to change it. Our tutorial below will show you how to edit footer content in a Word 2013 document with just a few short steps.

 

How to Edit a Footer in Word 2013

The steps in this guide will show you how to make the footer section active in your Word 2013 document so that you can edit the content. Note that the footer section is repeated on each page of your document, so any change that you make to the footer on one page will be reflected on each other page of the document.

 

  1. Open your document in Word 2013.
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  3. Scroll down so that the footer section of the document is visible.
  4. locate the footer

     

     

  5. Double-click on content in the footer area to make it active. You will know that the footer section is active when a Header & Footer Tools tab appears at the top of the window.
  6. double-click inside the footer

     

     

  7. Edit the existing footer content and replace it with the new content.

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When you have finished making changes to the footer, you can double-click in the document body to return there.

 

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