Put a header only on the first page

For some documents, you might want a header on the first page but not on the rest. Here’s how to do that:

  1. Click Edit Document > Edit in Word Online if you haven’t already opened your document for editing.

    Edit in Word Online

  2. Click Insert > Header & Footer.

    Header & Footer button

  3. In the white area that appears at the top of the document area, click Options > Different First Page.

    Different First Page header and footer option

  4. Type the text you want to appear on the header for the first page, and leave the header for the other pages blank.

    Header for first page

  5. To resume editing your document, click the gray document area. Note that you won’t see your header or footer while editing.

  6. To see what your document will look like with your new header and footer, click View > Reading View.

    Reading View button

Tip:  For added flair, add an image to your headers or footers.

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