How to Get Rid of the Date on My Printing

By Contributor

Updated May 13, 2020

Printing documents has become a daily routine for many computer users, whether at work, school or home. Often the documents we print are important for financial, tax, legal or other reasons, and we typically print them with a date stamp. If you want to eliminate these date stamps from documents you print off the Internet, there is an easy way to do so whether your browser is Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

Click "File" in Internet Explorer, then scroll down and click "Page Setup". A new window will pop up showing different layout options for a page.

Page setup in Internet Explorer.

In the new window, there will be a drop-down options for Headers and Footers. Make sure that "Date in short format" is not selected in any spot you do not want a date to appear. If you do not want any headers or footers at all, you can select "Empty." Now when you print, the date should no longer appear.

Removing the date from printing in Internet Explorer.

Hit either the "File" menu or "Options" icon in Mozilla Firefox and scroll down to the part that says "Page Setup." A new window will open. Hit the "Page Setup" tab. You will see fields for a footer and a header. Remove any unwanted tags that include dates. Save the options and close the menu. Other programs, such as Notepad, also follow the same structure.

Page Setup tab in Firefox.

Print a test page. If a date still appears, make sure it is not a part of the document itself (i.e. the website_. If the date still shows, check your printer's settings under the control panel. Depending on the model of your printer, you might not be able to add custom footers and headers to every page.

Items you will need

  • Computer

  • Printer

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