It is possible to place a header on a Microsoft Word document, but it will appear by default on all of its pages and this can sometimes be annoying. By modifying only one parameter, you can leave the header on the first page of your document and delete it on all the others.
Step 1. Open your Word document
Double-click on the document you want to edit to open it.
Step 2. Click the Insert tab
You'll find it at the top of the Word window. This will display the insert toolbar at the top of the application window.
Step 3. Click on the Header option
You will find this option in the section called Header and footer. A drop-down menu will appear.
Step 4. Click Edit Header
You will find this option at the bottom of the displayed drop-down menu. The toolbar at the top of the Word window will display the options applicable to the header.
- If you haven't applied a header to your text yet, you'll need to add one to it first. Click in the drop-down menu on a header template that suits you, enter the text you want to affix to it then double-click on the titled tab On your mind that you will find below the text box that you have just filled.
Step 5. Check the box in front of The first page is different
You will find it in the section called Options from the toolbar.
If the box is already checked, skip this and the next method
Step 6. Modify the header of the first page of your text if necessary
If checking the box labeled The first page is different removes or changes the text in the header of the first page, modify it before proceeding further.
Step 7. Remove the header from the second page of your text
Browse your document to the top of its second page and erase the text from its header.
This action will remove the headers from all the pages of your document except the first one
Step 8. Click the icon titled Close Header and Footer
You will find this icon representing a X white on a red background to the right of the toolbar at the top of your document. This will have the effect of closing the header text entry field.
Step 9. Save your document
To do this, simultaneously press the Ctrl + S keys on your keyboard if you are working under Windows. On Mac, you will need to press ⌘ Command + S.