Overview: Customizing Headers and Footers

A header is typically the color, text, or image that appears at the top of a presentation or embedded application or configuration. A footer is typically the color, text, or image that appears at the bottom of a presentation or embedded application or configuration.

Note You cannot use headers or footers with pop-up resources or Web documents.

There are two types of headers and footers:

Presentations can use either external or internal headers or footers. Embedded applications and configurations can use only external headers and footers.

Writing External Headers and Footers

External headers and footers can be written in different ways, depending on how you plan to use them. For example, if you plan to use only a header or only a footer, all opening tags in the file must have closing tags. Alternatively, if you use both a header and a footer, the header can contain the opening tags, and the footer can contain the closing tags. When used with resources, this type of matched header/footer pair can interact with the resource's alignment property to flow text or images around the resource.

If the external header for a presentation contains a <body> tag, the attributes of the <body> tag take precedence over any background color or image specified in the Presentation Settings dialog box. Do not include opening or closing <html> tags in presentation headers or footers; these are added automatically when the presentation is rendered.

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