How To Get Rid Of Header In Google Docs

Google Docs is a versatile tool that allows users to create, edit, and share documents online. While its interface is user-friendly, some tasks may seem complex if you are new to it – and one such task is getting rid of the header. This blog post will guide you through the steps of removing the header in Google Docs.

Why Remove Headers?

Headers often contain titles, page numbers, or dates. While they can organize and identify your documents, there are instances where they might not be necessary, especially if you’re working on a document that doesn’t require formal layout such as a quick draft or notes. In such cases, deleting the header can give your document a cleaner look.

Step by Step Guide to Remove the Header

Follow the steps below to remove a header in Google Docs:

  1. Open the document: You can’t make changes to the document if you don’t have it open in front of you. So, the first step is to open your Google Docs document.
  2. Click on the header: The next step is to click on the header area. This will make the header text box active and show the options for editing or deleting it.
  3. Delete the content: You can delete the content of the header by clicking on it and pressing the backspace or delete key on your keyboard.
  4. Reduce the header size: To completely remove the header, including the empty space it occupied, you need to adjust the header size. From the menu, go to “Format” > “Page numbers” > “Header & Footer” > “Header format”. In the new window that appears, set the header size to ‘0’. This step will effectively hide the header, giving the impression of it being completely removed.

It’s important to remember that once you delete a header, it will be removed from all the pages in the document. If you want to keep the header on certain pages, you will need to set up different page sections and delete the header only from the sections where you do not want it.


Getting rid of the header in Google Docs is quite a simple process once you understand the steps. Google Docs offers an array of formatting tools and options that can seem daunting at first, but with a bit of practice, you’ll find it incredibly user-friendly and convenient for all your documentation needs.