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How to Remove Header in Word

How to Add and Remove Headers and Footers in Word

How to Remove Header in Word

Documents with several pages often have information—such as the page number, the document’s title, or the date—located at the top or bottom of every page. Text that appears at the top of every page in a document is called a header, while text appearing at the bottom of every page is called a footer.

Use a Header or Footer

  1. Click the Insert tab.
  2. Click the Header or Footer button.
  3. A list of built-in header or footer designs appears. Each option will include one or more placeholders for information such as document title, date, or page number.

    Hover over a built-in header or footer option to view its attributes and a description of how it might be used best.

  4. Select a built-in header or footer design.
    Use a Header or Footer
  5. A new header or footer is inserted, and the Header and Footer Design tab also appears on the ribbon.

  6. Click the Close Header and Footer button when you're done.
    Use a Header or Footer

The Header and Footer Design tab closes, and the header and footer are set.

Remove a Header or Footer

Once you’ve added a header or footer, you can easily remove it if you find that it isn’t what you want.

  1. Click the Header or Footer button on the Insert tab.
    Remove a Header or Footer
  2. Select Remove Header or Remove Footer.
    Remove a Header or Footer

The header or footer is removed.

Create a Custom Header or Footer

Once you’ve added a header or footer, you can use the Header and Footer Design tab to customize its appearance. Or, if you’d prefer to start from scratch, you can customize the header or footer without using one of the built-in presets.

  1. Click the Header or Footer button on the Insert tab.
    Create a Custom Header or Footer
  2. Select Edit Header or Edit Footer.
    Create a Custom Header or Footer
  3. The Header and Footer Design tab appears, and you can now add text, graphics, and placeholders to the header or footer.

    You can also display the Header and Footer Design tab and edit the header or footer by double-clicking in the top or bottom margins of the document, or by right-clicking in the top or bottom margins and selecting Edit Header or Edit Footer.

  4. Make selections using the Header and Footer Design tab tools on the ribbon.
  5. The Insert group contains options for inserting document info placeholders, which are fields that automatically fill in information, such as page number, the current date, the file name and path, or the author’s name.

    In the Options group, you can also choose to use a different header or footer on the first page of a document, or to use different headers or footers on odd and even pages.

  6. Click Close Header and Footer when you're done.
    Create a Custom Header or Footer

The custom header or footer is applied.

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