Create a header and footer template for report PDFs

A PDF page header footer template defines the page header and footer layout for PDF files that you export from the ServiceNow instance.

Before you begin

Role required: admin or report_admin

About this task


  1. Navigate to Reports > Header Footer Templates.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter a Name for the template.
  4. Select one of the following options for each header and footer cell, and enter or upload content as appropriate for the content option.
    Table 1. Template form view
    Type Description
    Page X Page number of the report where X is the current page.
    Page X of Y Page number of the report where X is the current page and Y is the total number of pages in the report.
    Report Title Title of the report.
    Run by Name of the user who ran the report.
    Run Date and Time Date and time the report ran.
    User Specified Text User-defined message. Messages are truncated at 150 characters.
    Image User-specified image. The user creating the template must upload a new image when selecting Image content. Images are scaled to fit the space available in the template cell.
    Empty Choose this option to leave the selected cell of the header or footer empty.
  5. Click Submit.

What to do next

You can apply the new template to exported reports. See Apply a PDF page header footer template to a report.