Ionut Alex Chitu from Google Operating System has noted that Google Docs has a couple new options on the Insert tab: Header and Footer. Observe my astounding screenshot (subjective adjective use alert):
Isn’t that neat? That’s another missing feature that’s sort of bugged me but hasn’t been a priority. I don’t use headers and footers that much, so it wasn’t a big priority for me, but it was scary thinking I’d have to use Microsoft Word to make a document with headers or footers. Now I don’t have to worry about that. The only annoyances: There’s no dynamic content (page number, etc.), and Google Docs still doesn’t support pagination, so you can’t tell how many pages there will be or where the headers and footers will go.
I hope next up is footnotes and endnotes; I use those a lot more than headers/footers. Soon after that, pagination display. It can be read-only — that’s what Zoho Writer does — but at least make it possible to display.
Update (01/08): And the Official Google Docs Blog has done a short post about this, too.