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How to delete header or Footer from single page in a large Word Document

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Microsoft Word or Word is a word processing tool developed by Microsoft. The word processor was firstly released on October 25, 1983. Initially, it was known as Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems. Later on, some other versions were released for other platforms. These platforms mainly include IBM PCs that was running on DOS in 1983, Apple Macintosh running the classic Mac OS in 1985 and later on more Operating Systems.

Header and Footer in a Word Document:

Header and Footer are two sections of a document that helps users make their Word Document more attractive and informative. The header section is that section of the document that appears in the top margin of the page. While the footer section of any document appears at the bottom margin of the page. These two sections are generally helpful in making any document more informative.

Header and Footer of a Document

Header and footer of a document generally contain some additional information regarding the document. These two sections mainly contain information such as page numberauthor namedate, and some footnotes. This allows users to keep their longer documents well organized and easier to read and understand for other users too. The text entered by the user in header or footer of any page will appear on all the pages of the document.

How to delete Header and Footer from the first page of a Word Document:

Many times users may not want to include header or footer to appear on the first page of the Word Document. As most of the times users like to make the first page as the title page of their document.

Step I: At first make the header and footer area active by double-clicking the area.

Making header or footer active

Step II: Double-clicking on the Header or Footer area will also activate the Header & Footer Tools section on Word’s Ribbon. From the Design tab of that particular section, select the Different First Page checkbox.

Selecting the Checkbox

This will remove the Header and Footer from the first page of the document. This will also allow users to type different details in the sections.

Deleting Header and Footer from other pages of the Word Document:

Removing Header and Footer from the first page is an easy task. However, same cannot be said by removing them from other pages. Word doesn’t allow users to change the layout of a single page. Headers and Footers are also considered as a part of the layout. Word’s layout feature always applies to the whole part of the document rather than some pages.

Step I: So in order to remove Header and Footer from a single page, the user first need to create a section. Then the user will have to change the layout of the page of that particular section to landscape orientation. In order to do so, the user should place the cursor at the end of the page just before that page which user wants to convert to landscape mode.

Creating new Section

Step II: Next user should switch the tab to Layout tab on the Word ribbon.

Selecting the ayout

Step III: From the Layout tab click on the Breaks button. Then a drop-down menu will appear. From the drop-down menu select the Next Page option.

Selecting the Next Page option

Step IV: This will create a section break where the user has placed the cursor. Now double click on the Header or Footer area from the page you want to remove them to make it active. Then go to the Design tab in the Header & Footer area of the Ribbon. Now click on the Link To the Previous button. This will make the button de-selected. Now, user has broken the link of that particular section of the document to the previous section’s header or footer.

Click Link To Previous button

Step V: Now user can easily remove the Header and Footer from the page by just deleting the Header or the Footer from the page.

deleting Header or Footer

This will remove the Header or Footer from the page. But work is not complete yet. On further scrolling down the page, users will see that Header and Footer from all the pages following the section are removed. So, now the user will have to create a new section and then recreate the Header and Footer for that section.

In order to do so, the user should place the cursor at the end of the page just before that page which user wants to convert to landscape mode.

Creating new Section

Next user should switch the tab to Layout tab on the Word ribbon.

Selecting the ayout

From the Layout tab click on the Breaks button. Then a drop-down menu will appear. From the drop-down menu select the Next Page option.

Selecting the Next Page option

This will create a section break where the user has placed the cursor. Now double click on the Header or Footer area from the page you want to remove them to make it active. Then go to the Design tab in the Header & Footer area of the Ribbon. Now click on the Link To the Previous button. This will make the button de-selected. Now, the user has broken the link of that particular section of the document to the previous section’s header or footer.

Link To Previous option

Now, all user have to do is just to create the Header and Footer of their choice that they want for the rest of the document.

It is not a very tough process to delete Header or Footer from a single page of Word Document. A user will just need right guidance to do it. So, I hope that readers will find this tutorial helpful in deleting Header and Footer from a single page of their Word Document.