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In this lesson, you’ll learn how to enhance your document by adding a header and a footer, which are essential components for professional documents like business plans. A header, which appears at the top of each page, typically contains information that identifies the document or its author. This might include your company name and a label indicating that the document is a business plan. Since the title of your document is already on the first page, consider using a different header for the subsequent pages or leaving the first page’s header blank to maintain a clean and uncluttered look. On the other hand, footers are located at the bottom of each page and often include details like document creation or update dates, copyrights, references, or page numbers. By adding these elements, you can ensure that your business plan looks professional and is easy to navigate, as headers and footers provide consistent information on every page without the need for repetitive typing.

Now it’s your turn to apply these concepts to your business plan. Start by inserting a header into your document. In the header, include your company name and specify that the document is a business plan. This not only helps in identifying the document but also adds a professional touch. Then, move on to the footer. On the first page, consider adding a brief note indicating the confidentiality of the information in your business plan, or include the date of the last update to keep track of its currency. Adding these elements to your document not only improves its appearance but also its functionality. Headers and footers are small but significant details that contribute to the overall professionalism and usefulness of your business plan. Remember, great work is often found in the attention to detail, and headers and footers are perfect examples of this principle in action.