How to Put Headers on One Page Only

By Dustin Lamb

You can put a header on only one page of a document instead of the default of having the same header on each page. You may want to do this if you need to format a paper for school or need to make a header on the first page only. This is easy to do in Microsoft Word.

Step 1

Click "Start," "All Programs," scroll down and click "Microsoft Office." Click "Microsoft Office Word" to open the program. Click the "Insert" tab at the top left of the window.

Step 2

Click "Header" drop down menu in the top middle. Click "Blank." Click the check box to the left of "Different First Page" in the top middle.

Step 3

Type the header text. Click the "X" above "Close Header and Footer." The header is now unique for the first page of your document.

Step 4

Click the "Save" icon at the top left of the window to save the changes. Continue typing your document as usual.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can also use different headers for even or odd pages. This option is available under the option to use a unique first page header.