How to Insert or Remove Header and footer in MS Word?

Want to know about Header and Footer in MS Word document? Want to insert a header or footer in MS word? This article will provide you all details about them.




In this tutorial, you can view all details about the header and footer. And you can know how to add header and footer in MS Word document. And remove the header from the first page. And remove the header or footer from the entire document.

How to add header and footer in Office 365 Word?

Let us see how to add header and footer in Office 365 Word in this section.

Total Time: 3 minutes

Step 1: Create or Open Word document




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The first thing you need to do is, create or open the word document in Office 365 in which you want to add header and footer.

Step 2: Click on Insert

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Now in the menu bar of Word you can see different options for making your document stylish and professional. Click on the Insert menu from that menu bar list.

Step 3: Click Header & Footer option




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When you click on the Insert option, you can see various options like table, pictures, etc to insert into your Word document. From that list of inserting options click on the Header & Footer as shown in the above image.

Step 4: Type the Header content

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Once you click on the Header & Footer option, the header and footer will be inserted in to your Word document. At the top of the document you can see an empty row for entering the content which you want to present as a header for that document. Type the suitable content as heading for your document as you wish.

Step 5: Type Footer content

Now in the bottom side you can see a empty row for entering Footer content. Type the content which you want to insert as Footer.




Step 6: Use design formats for header and footer

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You can also use designs for header and footer. To make your header and footer more stylish, select the content in the header or footer then a tool menu will appear as shown in the above image. You can use Bold, Italic, Underline and different color, etc from that toolbox.
This is the procedure for inserting Header and Footer in Office 365 Word document.

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  • Office 365

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What is Header and Footer in MS Word Document?

Video Tutorial:

We provided this article in the form of video tutorial for our reader’s convenience. If you are interested to read, you can skip the video and start reading.

The Header is a small portion which appears at the top of the page. The Footer appears at the bottom of the page. These two places are helpful to display page numbers, Author name, Title of the document, Chapter title, and date.

With MS word you have many header and footer options. For Example, you can create the same headers and footers for every page, different headers and footers for each section of a document.

How to Insert Header and footer in MS Word?

  • Go to Insert and Choose Header to add header or Footer to insert footer. The Design tab will appear on the right side of the Ribbon.  Select any one of the styles. You will see a header or footer with a dotted box.
Header and footer in ms word
  • Then type the desired information into the header or footer.
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  • When finished, click on Close Header and Footer or Press Esc key.

Editing Headers and Footers

After closing the Header or Footer, it will be visible but locked. If you want to edit the header or footer simply double-click on the header or footer to unlock and it will allow you to edit.

Design Tab Options

When your document’s  Header and Footer are unlocked, then the design tab will appear on the right side of the Ribbon, and various editing options are available.

Remove Header or footer from the first Page

If some documents you do not want to show Header or Footer only on the first-page select “Different first-page”. For Example, if you are numbering pages, you want to start numbering from the second page and want to hide the first page then use the “Different first-page” option.

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Remove the Header or Footer from the Entire document

If you want to delete all information contained in the header or footer, click on the Header command and click remove header from that menu appears. Also, you can remove the footer using the footer command.

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  1. Barbara Nichols May 18, 2020

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