How to add the file name and path to the header or footer in Word

Summary

This article provides a step-by-step method to add the file name and path of your document to the header or the footer of a Word document.

Headers and footers are areas in the top and bottom margins of each page in a document. You can add the file name and path of your document to the header or the footer in a Microsoft Word document. This can help you to locate the original Word file if you have a printout of the document.

How To Add The File Name and Path to the Header or the Footer

To add the file name and path to the header or the footer in a Word document, follow these steps:
  1. On the View menu, click Header and Footer.

    The header is outlined by non-printing dotted lines.

    NOTE: If you want to add the file name and path of your document to the footer, click Switch Between Header and Footer on the
    Header and Footer toolbar.
  2. Click Insert AutoText on the Header and Footer toolbar, and then click
    Filename and path.
To insert the file name and path into the body of a Word document, point to AutoText on the Insert menu, point to Header/Footer, and then click
Filename and path.

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Article ID: 310523 - Last Review: Apr 25, 2008 - Revision: 1

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