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Add headers, footers & page numbers

Add dates, titles, or names to every page in a document using headers and footers. You can do this with Google Docs, but not Google Sheets or Slides.

Note: You can only see and edit page numbers, headers, and footers when a document is in "Print layout" mode.

Add a header or footer

  1. Open a document in the Google Docs app.
  2. Tap Edit Edit.
  3. In the top right, tap More More.
  4. Turn on "Print Layout."
  5. Tap the header or footer.
  6. Type the text you want in your header or footer.

To remove the header or footer space, change your margin size.

Add page numbers

  1. Open a document in the Google Docs app.
  2. Tap Edit Edit.
  3. In the top right, tap More More.
  4. Turn on "Print Layout."
  5. Tap the header or footer.
  6. In the bottom right, tap Insert page number Insert page number.
  7. Page numbers will appear in each header or footer.

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