Insert Image Header and Footer for Word

Word header and footer presents additional information of Word document, which can be text, image or page number. This guide focuses on introducing how to insert image header and footer for Word document in C# and VB.NET.

Header/Footer plays an important role in Word document, which uses text, image or page number to demonstrate some additional information about this document. The information can be company name, logo, author name, document title etc. This guide will demonstrate detailed process to insert image header/footer in Word with C# and VB.NET via Spire.Doc for .NET. The following screenshot displays Word image header/footer result after programming.

Insert Image Header/Footer

Spire.Doc for .NET provides a HeaderFooter. class to enable developers to generate a new header or footer. Firstly, initialize a header instance of HeaderFooter class and then invoke AddParagraph() method to add a paragraph body for this header/footer instance. Next, invoke Paragraph.AppendPicture(Image image) method to append a picture for header/footer paragraph. If you want to add text for paragraph as well, please invoke Paragraph.AppendText(string text) method. Also, you can set format for header/footer paragraph, appended image and text to have a better layout. Code as following:

using System.Drawing;
using Spire.Doc;
using Spire.Doc.Documents;
using Spire.Doc.Fields;

namespace ImageHeaderFooter
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            //Load Document
            Document document = new Document();
            document.LoadFromFile(@"E:\Work\Documents\Spire.Doc for .NET.docx");

            //Initialize a Header Instance
            HeaderFooter header = document.Sections[0].HeadersFooters.Header;
            //Add Header Paragraph and Format 
            Paragraph paragraph = header.AddParagraph();
            paragraph.Format.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Right;
            //Append Picture for Header Paragraph and Format
            DocPicture headerimage = paragraph.AppendPicture(Image.FromFile(@"E:\Logo\doclog.png"));
            headerimage.VerticalAlignment = ShapeVerticalAlignment.Bottom;

            //Initialize a Footer Instance
            HeaderFooter footer = document.Sections[0].HeadersFooters.Footer;
            //Add Footer Paragraph and Format
            Paragraph paragraph2 = footer.AddParagraph();
            paragraph2.Format.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left;
            //Append Picture and Text for Footer Paragraph
            DocPicture footerimage = paragraph2.AppendPicture(Image.FromFile(@"E:\Logo\logo.jpeg"));
            TextRange TR = paragraph2.AppendText("Copyright © 2013 e-iceblue. All Rights Reserved.");
            TR.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Arial";
            TR.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 10;
            TR.CharacterFormat.TextColor = Color.Black;

            //Save and Launch
            document.SaveToFile("ImageHeaderFooter.docx", FileFormat.Docx);
Imports System.Drawing
Imports Spire.Doc
Imports Spire.Doc.Documents
Imports Spire.Doc.Fields

Namespace ImageHeaderFooter
    Friend Class Program
        Shared Sub Main(ByVal args() As String)
            'Load Document
            Dim document As New Document()
            document.LoadFromFile("E:\Work\Documents\Spire.Doc for .NET.docx")

            'Initialize a Header Instance
            Dim header As HeaderFooter = document.Sections(0).HeadersFooters.Header
            'Add Header Paragraph and Format 
            Dim paragraph As Paragraph = header.AddParagraph()
            paragraph.Format.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Right
            'Append Picture for Header Paragraph and Format
            Dim headerimage As DocPicture = paragraph.AppendPicture(Image.FromFile("E:\Logo\doclog.png"))
            headerimage.VerticalAlignment = ShapeVerticalAlignment.Bottom

            'Initialize a Footer Instance
            Dim footer As HeaderFooter = document.Sections(0).HeadersFooters.Footer
            'Add Footer Paragraph and Format
            Dim paragraph2 As Paragraph = footer.AddParagraph()
            paragraph2.Format.HorizontalAlignment = HorizontalAlignment.Left
            'Append Picture and Text for Footer Paragraph
            Dim footerimage As DocPicture = paragraph2.AppendPicture(Image.FromFile("E:\Logo\logo.jpeg"))
            Dim TR As TextRange = paragraph2.AppendText("Copyright © 2013 e-iceblue. All Rights Reserved.")
            TR.CharacterFormat.FontName = "Arial"
            TR.CharacterFormat.FontSize = 10
            TR.CharacterFormat.TextColor = Color.Black

            'Save and Launch
            document.SaveToFile("ImageHeaderFooter.docx", FileFormat.Docx)
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

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