How to Create a Word 2007 Document with a Different First Page Header

By Dan Gookin

Microsoft Word 2007 has many customizable features. Most people don’t want the header or footer on the first page, which is usually the title page or a cover page. In Word 2007 suppressing the header for that page is easy. The process also works if you want a first page that is different from the rest of the document. Many times people like their company logo in the first page header, but not in the rest of the Word document.

  1. Click the Insert tab.

  2. From the Header & Footer group, choose Header → Edit Header.

  3. In the Options group, select Different First Page.

    You see the Header tag change to First Page header, and the Footer tag change likewise. That’s your visual clue that the first page of the document sports a different header from the one in the rest of the document.

You can still edit the First Page header, if you’d like. It’s merely different, not necessarily empty. But by leaving the header field blank, or deleting it’s contents you’re removing the header from your first page.