A set of words placed at the top of a page form the header. There is always notable empty space between the header and the body of a page. In each form of documentation, the header has a different job. In typography for instance, it is used to mention the title of the book, author or the chapter name. In academic writing, the header mostly refers to the title of the page.
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The footer is placed right at the bottom of the page. It is generally used for page numbers. However, people may include annotations to the main text and references in the footer, forming what is known as a footnote. The text in footers is often smaller in size compared to the rest of the document.
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