Custom Headers & Footers Now Available in Docs

Yesterday, Google announced two new features in Docs that many students and teachers will be happy about.

1. Docs users now have the ability to customize how headers and footers appear on the first page of their documents. Students can now easily follow the academic formatting guidelines required by their teachers; whether it be MLA, APA, or Turabian. They will also be able to create a title page which doesn’t contain a header or footer. When students go to the “Insert” menu and select either Header or Footer, they will see a new checkbox that if selected, will allow them to set a different header and footer on the first page of their paper.

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2. A new Page Number menu allows users to customize how and where page numbers begin. For example, students can start numbering pages on page two and can place the page numbers on either the top or bottom right hand corner.

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