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.
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22 thoughts on “How to remove header and footer from the first page of your Word document

  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

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