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

servent1 asked
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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?
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ShmoidSenior Engineer

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.



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.

Senior Engineer

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!"'

ShmoidSenior Engineer

No problem. Thanks for the points!
Top Expert 2012

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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