How To Add A Header In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add a header in Google Docs.

How To Add A Header In Google Docs

Headers can be a great and simple way to make your documents more organized and easier to read. They can also be used to add titles to sections of your document, making it easier to find specific information.

Google Docs makes it easy to add a header to your documents. You can customize the text, font, size, and color of your header. In this guide, we will show you how to add a header in Google Docs.

How to Insert a Header in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to insert a header in google docs.

Step 1

First, open the document that requires a header.

Step 2

Click on Insert > Headers & footers > Header. You may also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+O followed by Ctrl+Alt+H.

Step 3

The header option should now appear at the top of the current page.

You may start writing the text you want to display in your header.

Step 4

Click on Options to reveal the Header format option.

In this menu, we can control the margins of our header as well as other layout options.

Step 5

If we click on the “Different first page” option, our header will skip the first page of our document.

Step 6

If we want to add different headers for different sections of our document, we can add a Section break to determine when each section starts and ends.

Head to the page before the start of a new section and click Insert > Break > Section break ( next page).

Step 7

We can now have different headers for different sections of our document.

For example, the header of Section 1 says “2023 Sales Report” while the header of Section 2 has the text “Index”.

Ensure that the Link to previous option is unchecked to ensure that the new header is not copied from the previous section.

Summary

This guide should be everything you need to learn how to add a header in google docs.

You may make a copy of this example spreadsheet to test it out on your own.