How to Stop a Header or Footer in the Middle of a Document in MS Word

By Lily Medina

When you create a simple header or footer in a basic Word document, it applies to the entire doc; every page displays the same header or footer. Different sections of a document, however, can have different settings for headers and footers. Hence, to stop the footer or header in the middle of the document, you just need to create a section break. The first section will display your desired header or footer, and the rest of the document will have blank headers or footers.

Create a Section Break

Step 1

Click at the very beginning of the text on the page that you want to stop displaying the header or footer.

Step 2

Click the Page Layout tab.

Step 3

Click the Breaks icon, in the top right corner of the Page Setup group.

Step 4

Click "Next Page," under the heading Section Breaks, on the drop-down menu.

Stop the Header or Footer

Step 1

Double-click on the header or footer.

Step 2

Click "Link to Previous," in the Navigation group on the Ribbon.

Step 3

Press the "Ctrl" and "A" keys on your keyboard, simultaneously, to highlight the entire header or footer.

Step 4

Press the "Delete" key.

Step 5

Click "Close Header and Footer," on the far right of the Ribbon.