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How to Insert Autotext, Picture, Field and Date in Header and Footer in Writer 2013

When dealing with documents with Writer 2013, you can insert autotext, date and time, pictures and fields in header and footer.

Insert Auto Text in the Header and Footer

To insert auto texts in header and footer, follow these steps:

Step 1 Open the Insert tab, click the Header and Footer icon to open the Header and Footer tab.

Step 2 Select the Auto Text icon in the tab. There are four auto text types in the drop-down list, namely the -Page-, Page X, Total of Y Page, and Page X of Y options. You can quickly insert either a header or a footer by choosing any of these options.

Insert Date and Time in Header and Footer

To insert a time into the header or footer, please do the following:

Step 1 Open the Insert tab and click the Header and Footer icon to open the Header and Footer tab.

Step 2 Select the Date and Time icon in the tab. The Date and Time dialogue box will open and show as below:

date and time dialog box

Figure 1 The Date and Time dialogue box

Step 3 In the Available formats list, choose the date format you like and click the OK button to complete the operation.

Insert Fields in Header and Footer

To insert fields into the header or footer, please follow these steps:

Step 1 Open the Insert tab and click the Header and Footer icon to open the Header and Footer tab.

Step 2 Select the Fields icon in the tab. The Fields dialogue box will open and show as below:

insert field in header and footer

Figure 2 The Fields dialogue box

Step 3 In the Fields names list, choose the field name you prefer then click the OK button to complete the operation.

Insert pictures in Header and Footer

To insert a picture into the header or footer, please refer to following steps:

Step 1 Open the Insert tab and click the Header and Footer icon to open the Header and Footer tab.

Step 2 Select the Picture icon in the tab. The Insert Picture dialogue box will open and show as below:

insert picture to header and footer

Figure 3 The Insert Picture dialogue box

Step 3 Select the picture that you want to insert and click the Open button. You can then insert the picture into the header or footer.