Customize headers and footers in Google Docs

July 31, 2019

Google has announced more options to control and customize headers and footers in Google Docs. 

Previously, you could set a single header or single footer for your entire document, with an option to make it different on the first page only. Now you can:

  • define a specific header or footer for each section of your document
  • use different headers and footers on odd and even page numbers

GIF showing steps to customize Google Doc headers and footers

To learn how to use different headers or footers per page, visit the Google Help Center page.

According to Google, this feature should begin showing up in U-M Google on August 1 and should take 1 to 3 days to become fully visible.


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