Headers and footers are used to display titles, page numbers, dates, the author’s name and other data. They help your document appear more formal and professional. Headers also help readers navigate throughout the text, while making it easier to understand. But if you only use a header as a guide through your drafting process and no longer need it. There are a few simple ways to delete it. Be aware that you can only get rid of the header in Google Docs when you’re using a browser. In what follows, we’ll show you how to remove the header in Google docs.
How to Remove Headers in Google Docs
- Open Google Docs and enter the text from which you want to remove the header.
- Highlight the text by double-clicking it.
- Delete the highlighted text.
- Click on the body of the text and the header will disappear.
Easy, right? But there’s another quick way to do it:
- Open your Google Doc file.
- Select the header by dragging your cursor over the text.
- Go to File at the top left corner and scroll all the way down.
- Select Page Setup and a table will pop up.
- Navigate to Margins and set the top measurement to 0.
And that’s it. The header has been removed.
An even easier option is to select the header, click the Options button and choose Remove header.
How to Remove Header Spacing
Now that the header is removed from Google Docs, you may want to remove the header space too. It’s easy to do by customizing the margins.
- Open your Google Docs file.
- Double-Click the Header.
- Then go to Options and click Header Format.
- Type the size of your margins.
Doing this will help remove unwanted additional space. Alternatively, you can remove unwanted space by just manually hitting the delete button.
How to Remove the Header from Just the Title Page
If you want to remove the header from only one page like the title page, here’s what you do:
- Open the first page of your Google Docs document.
- Select the header by double-clicking it.
- A Different first page option will pop up.
- Tick the box.
Doing this will only delete the header on the first-page. All other headers will remain the same.
How to Add a Header in Google Docs
You can add a header to every page in a document. They can be the same on every page. Or you can use a different header on the first page. Or different header on even and odd pages. Entering text in the header is like adding text to the main document.
The easiest way to add a header to a document is in the Google Doc web app. To insert a header in Google Docs from a web browser:
- Open your document in Google Docs. If it doesn’t open to the first page of the document, scroll to the top of the document.
- Go to the Insert tab and select Header & Footer, then close the Header.
- The header area for the selected document will appear in the document.
NOTE: To display a different header on the first page, select the Different first page check box. To use different headers on odd and even pages, select the Options drop-down arrow and choose Header format.
- Enter the header text.
- You can use the text formatting tools to change the text alignment, size, font and text color. You can also go to the Insert tab to add page numbers, images and special characters to the header.
- Then, select a blank area of the document to exit the header.
- If your document has a different header on the first page. Select the header area on the second page to enter the header txt for the other pages in the document.
- If your document uses different even and odd page headers. The header appears on the odd pages. Select a header on an even-numbered page and enter the header text for all even pages.