Q6. 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 (eg. 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


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

Google Docs Help from Google 

ISTE and Common Core Standards

ISTE Standards•S

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
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

2. Digital Citizen
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
c. Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property
d. manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online

4. Innovative Designer
a. Know and use deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems