Missing header and footer problem in Word

Word 2016, 2013 & 2010 have an option that allows users to show or hide white space between pages in Print Layout. Hiding the white spaces between pages will also hide the header and footer in the document. You can solve the missing header and footer problem by any of the following ways.

Displays Options

Click File menu –> Options –> Display Options.

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Then navigate to Page display Options and make sure to mark the check box with label as Show white space between pages in Print Layout view.

Show the white space using mouse

The other alternative way is to Show the white space by double clicking on the page break line. When you hover the mouse over the page break the following message appears.

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And by double clicking on the line should un hide the white space between the pages and also the headers and footers.

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In Category: Word 2010, Word 2013, Word 2016

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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  • kturner April 19, 2012, 8:01 pm

    This did not solve the problem. Do you have any other suggestions?

  • kturner April 19, 2012, 8:01 pm

    This did not solve the problem. Do you have any other suggestions?

  • Nicole July 16, 2012, 12:00 pm

    Thank you so much! this helped me!
    Great work, I’ll be referencing from this page more often.

  • Nicole July 16, 2012, 12:00 pm

    Thank you so much! this helped me!
    Great work, I’ll be referencing from this page more often.

  • awesomeness has a name July 24, 2012, 6:43 am

    Thank you !!!
    now i can see where page ends

  • awesomeness has a name July 24, 2012, 6:43 am

    Thank you !!!
    now i can see where page ends

  • Stanley Yoo October 13, 2015, 12:18 am

    Thank you! This helped me out, and the picture made it easy to figure out!

  • Mariane March 17, 2016, 1:23 pm

    thanks! it helped a lot!

  • Amy April 13, 2016, 10:08 am

    U know what.. i have been stressed out so much about missing header and footer.. Seriously it drive me crazy.. i knew i have done something that’s why it show like that..

    But ur tips did wonders to me.. u r my savior.. Thanks a lot.. really appreciates it.. Good jobs dear.. (^_^)

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