How to delete a header or footer from a single page in MS Word

How to delete a header or footer from a single page in MS Word

How to delete a header or footer from a single page in MS Word
How to delete a header or footer from a single page in MS Word


You can remove any page headers or files in Microsoft Word. This is useful if, for example, you want to hide a specific page header or a footers. If you want to delete the header or footer of the first page or any other page of your document, the process is slightly different. Here's how it works.

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How to delete Header or Footer on the first page of your document


Often, you do not want to show your header or footer on the first page of your document. Generally, this is because it is a title page. Here's how to remove it.

Double click on the header or footer area to activate it. 



It also activates the Header & Footer Tools section on the Word Ribbon. On the Design tab of this section, select the "Different First Page" checkbox.

This action will remove the first-page header and footer.

How to delete Header or Footer of other pages in your Word document


Apart from the front of your first page, removing the headers or footers for any page requires a little more work.

Unfortunately, you can not tell Word to change the layout of only one page (and headers and footers are considered part of this layout). Word's Page Layout FEATURES applies to the entire section of the document, and by default, your document is a large section.

So first of all, you have to create a separate section in the document (even if it's only for one page).

In your document, place the cursor at the bottom of the page on the page that you want to remove from the page header or footer. For example, if you want to remove the header or footer on page 4, place your cursor at the end of page 3.

Switch to "Layout" on the ribbon and then click on the "Breaks" button.


Click on the "Next Page" option from the drop-down menu.

Now you have made this section break with this action where you placed the cursor, and the new section has started from the next page.

Now, double-click the header or footer area of the page where you want to remove it.

Click on the "Link To Previous" button in the Design tab on the ribbon. Note that the button becomes DE-selected. Now you have broken the link of the previous section header or footer section

Now you have made this section break with this action where you placed the cursor, and the new section has started from the next page.

Now, double-click the header or footer area of the page where you want to remove it.

Click on the "Link To Previous" button in the Design tab on the ribbon. Note that the button becomes de-selected. Now you have broken the link of the previous section header or footer section.

Delete a Header or Footer from a Single Page in Word


After this, go ahead and delete the text from your footer section.

 However, you have not yet completed the steps.

If you scroll through your document, you will see that the headers or footers you have deleted now have been deleted in all pages after the section you created.

As you can guess, now you need to create another section break, and then recreate the header or footer for the next section. It works the same as the first task you made.

Place your cursor at the end of the page where you had removed the header or footer - in other words, just before the first page of the new section, where you want to resume the header or footer.

 On the "Layout" tab, click on the "Breaks" button and then select the "Next Page" option.

Delete a Header or Footer from a Single Page in Word


Now, activate the header or footer area on the first page of that new section. Click the "Link To Previous" button in the Header & Footer Tools area of the Ribbon. Again, the button becomes DE-select because you have now broken the link in that new section header or footer area.

Delete a Header or Footer from a Single Page in Word 


Now, all you have to do is type the headers or footers on this page, which you want on the rest of the page.






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