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How to edit the Header in your Microsoft Word Document

The document you are working on has an old or out of date Header, lucky you noticed before sending it on for review, but why is it so hard to figure out how to update the Header in Microsoft Word?

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The Header is a margin that sits at the top of your Word Document.

It may contain useful information about the document, company or author. Regardless of what you are using the header to display, if this information is not accurate it is not only useless but can also be confusing to a reader.

Editing the Header in Word can be done in two ways, in this post we will walk you through both methods and leave you to decide which one will work best for you.

How to update the Header in Microsoft Word

Method 1 – Simple

  1. Open Word
  2. Place your cursor over the existing Header
  3. Double click on the Header so that the text cursor appears within the Header

Method 2 – Manual

  1. Open Word
  2. Click the Insert Tab
  3. Click Header
  1. At the bottom of the Header drop-down, find and click Edit Header

Both of these methods will assist you in updating your header and neither method take too long.

The method you select may depend on how often you are updating a header or how sensitive your mouse cursor is – we’ve all be there when you are clicking and clicking and clicking away on your mouse and it just won’t move or select the item you are clicking on.

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That’s when the second method will come in handy.

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I swear it was saved in the client folder last week, but since then John from Legal has taken a look, made some changes and moved the file. Leaving you with 25 different versions in your folder, but a sneaking suspicion that presentation_updated_v5final_UPDATED still isn’t the most recent one.

With no easy way to name files and everyone on the team taking a different approach version control is a problem almost all of us face.

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