QG6. Headers & Footers



Headers and footers are critical for documents you create. Just imagine you are reading a manual and it says to turn to page 28, but there are no page numbers in the footer! What if you are getting information for a current news report, and you suddenly notice a date in the header that says 1994?

A footer or header helps provide additional information on the pages of a document and can save a lot of time. The header and footer will appear on every page of the document. 

To complete this assignment, add a header and footer to your existing poem document.

.pdf of this Quest and directions Collaboration Q6.pdf

Key Vocabulary

Header: Headers are areas in a document at the top, where you can add the date, time, page numbers, and more, that can then automatically appear on each page in a document. (e.g., your name, teacher name, date)

Footer: Footers are areas at the bottom of a page, where you can add text, copyright information, and page numbers that can then automatically appear on each page in a document. 

I Can Statement

  • add headers and footers to my documents


1. Open your Google Drive Folder for 4.Collaboration and open your Robert Frost poem.

2. Click on INSERT on the menu bar

a. Select HEADER and align right

b. On the first line type Collaboration

c. On the second line type Google Docs word processing

d. On the third line type your name.

e. Click out of the Header back on the body of the document

3. Click on INSERT on the menu bar.  

a. Select Footer

b. Align center

c. Add today's date and press ENTER 

4. Click on INSERT on the menu bar again


b. Add the page number at the bottom of the document

c. Align this to the Center

d. Notice how it will automatically number the pages in the footer

5. Change the name of the document by clicking on the title. Change it and add 21t4s or other identifying information (e.g., 4.Collaboration Q6 xx and include your initials). 

Completing this Quest

Check with your teacher about turning in the file, printing the final document, and/or posting a link to your Digital Portfolio for evaluation. 

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Additional Resources

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Competencies & Standards

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

6. Creative Communicator
a. choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication
b. create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into their new creations
d. publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences