In MS Word 2007, how do you suppress header and footers on certain pages?

Posted on 2009-02-11
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a 10 page document with headers and footers but I don't want to
continue on with headers and footers in the latter pages, so how
do I suppress them?
Question by:servent1
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    Create a section break after the last page that you want the header and footer.
    After the section break remove the contents of the header and footer.

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    I did that but it removes all the headers and footers.  I'm using 2007 in compatability mode
    with 2003. I thought I read somewhere that only works in 2003 ver?

    Did you get it to work in 2007?

    What I did was did a section break on the last page.  It created a new page and then did
    the remove header and footer but as i said it removed all the headers and footers.

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    Sorry about that. I was at home and using Word 2003.  When I tried it at work on Word 2007 I discovered that there is now an extra step that I wasnt aware of.
    After youve inserted the section break, edit the header/footer on the next page. You will notice the header and footer are labeled Header -Section 2- On the other side of the page is a similar marker that says Same as previous. You must turn that off.
    To turn it off: While editing the header/footer click the button (in the ribbon at the top) in the navigation section labeled Link to Previous.  That button is a toggle. It is on by default and clicking it turns it off. You can then delete the header from that page and it will remain on the previous pages.

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    Right on!  Thanks a million!  I don't know why MS makes it so fricking difficult to do that.
    Why don't they have a button that says something like "suppress the current page!"'

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    No problem. Thanks for the points!
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    Expert Comment

    This answer has been pointed to for the solution to another question. The reason that there isn't a 'supress header' is because the suggestion to 'add more sections' has other side effects which the naive user might not be expecting or able to cope with.

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