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How to remove header and footer from the first page of your Word document



This is super easy.

The Procedure

  1. Open your Word document.
  2. From the Ribbon, click the Page Layout tab.
  3. On the Page Layout tab, click the Page Setup dialog-box-launcher icon dialog box launcher. The Page Setup dialog box appears. See the screenshot below.

remove header and footer frist page

  1. From the Page Setup dialog box, click the Layout tab.
  2. On the Layout tab, under the section Headers and Footers, select the “Different first page” check box.
  3. Click OK. You are done.


  1. i want to remove header and footer from first 2 pages as 1st one is cover page & second one is for index, how can i do it, page number is also not changing in accordance to my requirement to start from 1 at page 3

  2. S.E. Ray says:

    Works different in Microsoft Word 2016. Double click on header or footer to bring up Tools, then select “Different First Page” and Close button.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Exactly what i needed, thank you!!

  4. aniket says:

    very helpful and thank u so much..

  5. Anonymous says:

    Just what I needed. Thanks

  6. Anonymous says:

    Awesome! thanking you 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    tqu its simple and supb

  8. Anonymous says:

    simple and perfect

  9. richK says:

    How does one skip the header on first page BUT LEAVE THE FOOTER on the first page.!?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Very helpful and clearly stated Thanks so much!

  11. Bette Parks says:

    This was so clearly stated. Thank you so much.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, very helpful!

  13. Anonymous says:

    excellent, thank you!

  14. Anonymous says:


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