You can get rid of or make changes to headers or footers on any page in Microsoft Word. This is handy if, for example, you wish to conceal the header or footer on a particular page. The procedure is a bit various if you want to erase a header or footer on the first page of your document or on any other pages. Here’s how it works.
How to Delete a Header or Footer on the First Page of Your Document
Extremely frequently, you won’t desire your header or footer to show up on the first page of your document. Generally, that’s since it’s a title page. Here’s how to eliminate it.
Double click the header or footer area to make it active.
This also activates the Header & Footer Tools section on Word’s Ribbon. On the Design tab of that area, select the “Different First Page” check box.
This action gets rid of the header and footer from the first page. You can type various info there if you desire, or you can simply leave it blank.
How to Delete a Header or Footer on Other Pages in Your Word Document
Removing a header or footer for any page aside from your first page requires a bit more work. Regrettably, you can’t just tell Word to alter the layout of a single page (and headers and footers are considered part of the design). Word’s page design features apply to whole sections of the document, and by default, your document is one big section.
So initially, you’ll require to create a separate area in the document (even if it’s simply for one page), and after that you’ll require to alter the page layout for that new section to landscape orientation. Here’s how.
In your file, location your cursor at the very end of the page right before the page where you wish to remove the header or footer. For example, if you wish to remove the header or footer on page 12, location your cursor at the end of page 11.
Change to the “Layout” on the Ribbon, and then click the “Breaks” button.
On the dropdown menu, click the “Next Page” choice.
While it’s not apparent, the action you simply took developed an area break where your cursor was positioned, and started your brand-new area on the next page.
Now, double-click the header or footer area (depending upon what you’re removing) on the page where you wish to eliminate it. On the Design tab in the Header & Footer Tools area of the Ribbon, click the “Link To Previous” button. Note that the button ends up being de-selected. You’ve now broken the link to the previous sections header or footer.
Note: If you require to erase both a header and footer from a section, you’ll require to erase the text and break the links to the previous area for each individually.
Next, go ahead and delete the text from your header or footer.
You’re not quite done yet, though.
If you scroll through your document, you’ll observe that all the pages following that area break you produced now also do not have the header or footer you simply deleted. As you may think, you now need to develop another area break, and after that recreate the header or footer for the next section. This works pretty much the like what you simply did.
Position your cursor at the end of the page on which you desired the header or footer eliminated– to put it simply, right prior to the very first page where you want the header or footer to begin again.
On the “Layout” tab, click the “Breaks” button, and after that select the “Next Page” alternative.
Now, activate the header or footer location on the very first page of that new area. On the Design tab in the Header & Footer Tools location of the Ribbon, click the “Link To Previous” button. Once again, the button becomes de-selected, since you’ve now broken the link to the header or footer area of that brand-new section you made.
Now, all you need to do is produce the header or footer you want to utilize for the remainder of the document. If it’s the exact same product as in the first section of your document, you can just copy and paste it from there, and it will then appear in the rest of your document (except in the new section you produced, of course). If you were utilizing page number, and want to continue them in this area, you’ll need to insert the page numbers and after that inform Word to start those page numbers off from a particular point. If you’re unsure how to do that, have a look at our guide on inserting page numbers in Word.