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Unable to see headers and footers in a Word document

Re: Headers missing in Print Layout in Word

Headers and footers appear only in print layout view, print preview, and in printed documents.

The "print layout" setting (under the View menu) is stored in each individual document. E.g. if you switch a document from "Normal" to "print layout" and save the document, then that particular document should continue to open in print layout until you switch it to another layout.

If you can't see the headers even in print layout, try the following modifications:
(before following these instructions, you may want to click on the View menu and click "Select All")

Modification 1:

On the View menu, click Print Layout.
On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the View tab.
Under Print and Web Layout options, select the White space between pages (Print view only) check box

Modification 2:

Make sure you're in print layout view.
On the File menu, click Page Setup, and then click the Layout tab.
Under "Headers and footers" make sure that the Header and Footer settings are set to 0.5"
Clear the Different first page check box.

Modification 3:

Make sure you're in print layout view.
On the File menu, click Page Setup, and then click the Margins tab.
Make sure the margins are set to the following:
Top: 1" Bottom: 1" Left: 1.25" Right: 1.25"


If even after all this you cannot see the headers, it would be great to know the answer to these questions:
Are the headers missing on every page or just on the first page? Are the headers visible when you click File => Print Preview? Do they become visible if you click on the View menu and click "Headers and Footers?

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