# Appending text to an existing footer

Because of GDPR, the company I work for needs to append “CONFIDENTIAL” to the end of every document. I’ve written a powershell script to append text to the footer but when it runs, the existing footer loses its formatting. Here’s my code(only for one document at the minute):

```\$word = New-Object -ComObject Word.Application
\$word.Visible = \$false
\$document = \$word.Documents.Open("C:\temp\Doc1.docx")
foreach (\$section in \$document.Sections) {
\$footer = \$section.Footers.Item(1)
\$currentText = \$footer.Range.Text
\$footer.Range.Text = \$currentText + "CONFIDENTIAL"
}
\$document.Save()
\$document.Close()
\$word.Quit()```

How can I make this append the text without losing all the footers existing formatting?

This works for me…

```\$footer.Range.Text = \$currentText + "`r`nCONFIDENTIAL"
```