How to Stop a Header & Footer After a Page

by Jordan Whitehouse

Headers and footers are located outside the bottom and top margins of a document. They are useful if you wish to include information such as page numbers, the author's name or the document's title but don't have room for it within the margins. Sometimes, however, you'd only like headers and footers to appear on one page. Microsoft Word does allow you to do this, but the process is somewhat counterintuitive.

Place your cursor at the beginning of the text on the page on which you wish to delete the header and footer. The previous page should be the page that has the header and footer.

Click on the Page Layout tab in the ribbon at the top of the page. Click "Breaks" within the "Page Setup" group of options.

Click "Next Page" under the "Section Breaks" list of options.

Double-click within the header or footer area on the page from which you want to remove the header and footer; a window that allows you to change your headers and footers appears.

Click "Link to Previous" in the "Navigation" grouping of options; this allows you to change the header or footer on the page without affecting the headers or footers on the other pages.

Highlight the header or footer text and press the "Delete" button on your keyboard. The header or footer is removed from the page.

About the Author

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jordan Whitehouse has been writing on food and drink, small business, and community development since 2004. His work has appeared in a wide range of online and print publications across Canada, including Atlantic Business Magazine, The Grid and Halifax Magazine. Whitehouse studied English literature and psychology at Queen's University, and book and magazine publishing at Centennial College.

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