Delete the header or footer from the first page

  1. Double-click the header or footer area.

  2. Select Different First Page.
    Header ribbon options with Different first page selected
    Content of the header or footer on the first page is removed.

  3. If you want a header or footer on the first page, add the content now; it won't appear on subsequent pages.

    If you want the header or footer only on the first page, go to the header or footer on the next page and delete that content.

  4. Select Close Header and Footer or press Esc to exit.

  1. Double-click the header or footer.

  2. Select Different First Page. This automatically removes any header and footer from the first page.
    The Different First Page setting is highlighted on the Header&Footer tab.

    Content of the header or footer on the first page is removed.

  3. If you want a header or footer on the first page, add the content now; it won't appear on subsequent pages.

    If you want the header or footer only on the first page, go to the header or footer on the next page and delete that content.

  4. Select Close Header and Footer or press Esc to exit.

  1. Click Insert > Header & Footer.

  2. Header & Footer button
  3. On the right side of the white area at the top of the document, select Options > Different First Page.
    Different First Page header and footer option

  4. Content of the header or footer on the first page is removed.

  5. If you want a header or footer on the first page, add the content now; it won't appear on subsequent pages.
    If you want the header or footer only on the first page, go to the Other Pages header or footer and delete that content.

  6. Select outside the header or footer to exit.

For more on headers and footers, see Headers and footers in Word.

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