Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video Formatting headers and footers, part of Office for Educators.
In Microsoft Word formatting headers can be an important part of creating a consistent student experience. In this video we are going to format the header for a class worksheet as well as modify the header for our Lesson Plan template. Before we get started I've gone ahead and created a very basic list of headers that you can use for this video as well as in your own classroom. If you open the headers .docx file located in chapter three the exercise folders, here you can see that there's a variety of pre-formatted headers that we can simply copy and paste. Let's go ahead and create a new document and choose one of these headers to add to it. I'm going to go to File, New and just open up a blank document.
Coming back to my list of headers, I'm going to go ahead and choose to create a document that has a pre-formatted rubric built right into the top of the page. I'm simply going to highlight this, use the keyboard command of Ctrl+C or Cmd+C on the Mac. And then paste it into my new blank document that I just created. To access the headers, double-click in the margin space directly above where my cursors at. This is going to allow me to take access of this full area not only will I be maximizing space on this paper, that will probably allow me to save a few sheets throughout the year. Which as most teachers know, paper is like gold in the classroom.
So right away when I paste this you'll notice a few things went wrong. I don't have the proper margins on the left and right side for this header to properly work. That's okay. Word makes it very easy to quickly format these margins. Going to page layout on the top, I can choose margins. And just choose the narrow margin options. It's going to automatically reduce the left and right and top margins down to half an inch. And my header looks perfect. Clicking outside of the header box, you'll see that it goes to a lighter gray color. This will allow me to start editing this page. Now please keep in mind any header that I place on page number one will be duplicated on page two three and four and so on.
So unless I want this rubric to be on every page of this worksheet I might want to choose a different header. Let's go ahead and do something slightly different for our. Word template. Here I have open our Lesson Plan template. At the top, you can see we have a header that's pre-formatted with our school name, grade, and topic, and the teacher name. What I'd like to do in this header space is actually add an image, and we can go ahead and do that. Let's double-click in the header location. I'm going to put my cursor just past school name. And I'm going to use the Insert tab to place a picture in this header.
Inside the exercise folders under chapter three, there is an Orange Valley school logo. I'm going to select the logo. Click the insert button, and you'll see that it appears in our header. Once again we have some formatting issues. With my logo selected, I can click on the small icon to the right of it, which will give me my layout options. The layout option in the bottom right-hand corner is directly in front of text. If I select this layout option, you'll notice the text snaps back in the position, and I now have the ability to freely place my logo. Dragging it slightly to the right, the green line will appear, telling me that I'm in line with the center of the page.
Once it's there, I can go ahead and release, click back out of my header, and now I have an image placed in the header of every single page in this Lesson Plan. I can scroll down to page number two, and yep. Our image is appearing there as well. This is great if you have a thematic unit, and you'd like to add a small icon or picture in the header of every document within the unit. Students will be able to then visually tell which documents go together.
- Creating lesson plan templates
- Creating worksheets with math equations, charts, and graphs
- Grading papers
- Creating a gradebook in Excel
- Creating an animated presentation
- Setting up a school email account in Outlook
- Storing documents online with SkyDrive
- Creating a class website with SharePoint
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 10/01/2014. What changed?
A: We added a brand new chapter on Office Mix, the PowerPoint plugin that allows educators to record interactive presentations and test students with quizzes.
Q: This course was updated on 10/15/2015. What changed?
A. We added videos for OneNote, OneDrive, and Office Online. OneDrive replaced SkyDrive as the cloud-based file service.