Page footer

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In typography, a page footer (or simply footer) is text that is separated from the main body of text and appears at the bottom of a printed page.[1][2][3] It is different from a footnote in that it is typically uniform between pages.

In publishing and certain types of academic writing, the footer is often where the page number is contained.[1] In academic writing, it is often centered.[4] In a book, the footer usually appears on the outside corner of each page. Microsoft Word and other word processors are capable of creating footers which can provide both extra information, such as the author's name, and page numbers on the bottom margin.[5][6]

In website design, a page footer is called a webpage footer which is a the bottom section of a website.[7] They can be designed using HTML and CSS.[8] Website footers have text that can show some of the details about the website.[clarification needed]

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  1. ^ a b Turabian, Kate L.; Wayne C. Booth; Gregory G. Colomb; Joseph M. Williams (2007). A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (7th ed.). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. p. 375. ISBN 978-0-226-82337-9. 
  2. ^ "Define Footer at".  Retrieved on 14 May 2015
  3. ^ "Footer - definition of footer". Oxford Dictionaries.  Retrieved on 14 May 2015.
  4. ^ Chicago, University of (2010). The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-10420-6. 
  5. ^ "Word 2013: Page headers, footers and page numbers". GCF Learn Free.  Retrieved on 14 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Insert headers and footers". Microsoft Office website.  Retrieved on 16 May 2015
  7. ^ "Footer definition".  Retrieved on 14 May 2015.
  8. ^ Meg North. "What Is a Web Page Footer?". Chron.  Retrieved on 17 May 2015