How to Insert a Header With Columns in Microsoft Word

By Lily Medina

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.

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.