How to Resize the Height of a Footer in Word

By Craig Witt

In Microsoft Word 2013 the default footer height is set at 1/2 inch. You can increase or decrease this value using the options in the "Header & Footer" section. Your settings will apply to each page of your Word document.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word to the document containing the footer you want to adjust.

Step 2

Select the "Insert" tab located at the top-left corner of the program window.

Step 3

Look to the "Header & Footer" section of the resulting menu bar. Click the "Footer" button and then select the "Edit Footer" option from the sub-menu that follows.

Step 4

Select the "Design" tab that appears along the top of the program window.

Step 5

Look to the "Position" section of the resulting menu bar and locate the "Footer from Bottom" option.

Step 6

Click the upward-facing arrow to increase the height of the document footer, or click the downward-facing arrow to decrease its height.

Step 7

Click "File" and select "Save" to confirm the change.