How to Insert a Header With Columns in Microsoft Word

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Use a built-in header to get columns in the top margin.

A standard, simple header has only one section, and you can't use the normal columns feature to add columns to a header. Instead, however, you can insert a built-in header that comes with three columns. This header contains three separate text fields, one for each column, which makes it easy for you to fill in each column.


Step 1

Open the document that you want to contain headers with columns.

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Step 2

Click the "Insert" tab on the Ribbon.

Step 3

Click the "Header" icon on the Ribbon. Click "Blank (Three Columns)" on the drop-down Header menu, under the heading Built-In.


Step 4

Click the first column, represented by the words "Type text" inside square brackets, then begin typing to add text. Repeat for the other two columns; simply click "Type text" and then type.


Step 5

Click "Close Header and Footer," on the Ribbon, after filling in each column.

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