Google finally realized that the headers and footers from Google Docs have almost no real use, as you can’t add dynamic information like page numbers or the current date.
My two cents
I like Google Docs (for the most part), but this is one of the exceptions to the rule. Yes, you can get around it with some manual HTML coding, but that defeats the purpose of having a graphical user interface. If people wanted to do HTML coding, they would have done it already (without using Google Docs).
I guess this post of mine is an example of ungrateful users who get a free product and then complain because it’s only got 99 per cent of what they want.
Google Operating System Blog (2008). Adding Page Numbers to Google Documents, http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/03/adding-page-numbers-to-google-documents.html, accessed 2 December 2010.