There are two ways to get to the Header area in Word 2007:
- On the Insert tab, click the Header button and select Edit Header at the bottom of the list that appears
- If the header area of the page is visible, double-click it.
- In the Options area in the Design tab, place a check next to Different First Page. The label of the Header area changes to First Page Header. You can insert first-page only header information here if you want, or leave it blank.
- In the Navigation section of the Design tab, click Next Section. The label of the Header area changes to Header.
- Set up your header information here. To insert page numbers, do this:
- In the Header & Footer section, click Page Number.
- Select Current Position. (Warning: If you select one of the "Top of Page" options, Word will blow away any header content that already exists!)
- Select Plain Number. Word inserts a page number field at the cursor position.
- Format the page number. When you insert the page number field, Word starts numbering at page one of your document, even if your first page header doesn't display anything. As a result, the first numbered page of your manuscript will be 2. You want it to be 1, so you'll need to format the page number by performing these steps:
- In the Header & Footer section of the Design tab, click Page Number and select Format Page Number. The Page Number Format dialog is displayed.
- Click the radio button next to Start at. The value of Start at is displayed as 1.
- Change the value of Start at to 0 and click OK. The first page of your manuscript is now page 1, skipping the title page.
- Either click Close Header and Footer or double-click the body of the document.
"Ask Sam" is a weekly feature. If you have questions about using Windows (XP, Vista, or Windows 7) or Word (2003 or 2007), send e-mail to stfalco AT yahoo.com and I'll try to answer your questions here.