I know that in Google Docs you can automatically put page numbers on each page and it will update them for you when they get moved. Is there a way to do that but also have a certain word in front? I'm writing an MLA paper in Google Docs and MLA requires that each page has in the top-right corner the author's last name followed by the page number. I could do this manually but it would be a pain because upon even the smallest of edits I could potentially have to change multiple page numbers.

Is there a way to do that?

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Just add the author name in the page header before the page number field.



From the menu you will have to insert a Section brake (next page) for every different author .

The best way to do this is to -after inserting the Section brake- first insert the page number and then, in front of it, add the author.

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