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How to remove header line in Word document?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2024-07-16

Headers in Word documents often include lines to separate the header content from the main body text, enhancing the document’s appearance. However, there might be situations where you need to remove the header line to achieve a cleaner look or to meet specific formatting requirements.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to easily remove the header line in a Word document, ensuring your document meets your desired format and style.

Remove only the header line but retain the header information
Remove only the header line but retain the header information with only one click


Remove only the header line but retain the header information

You can change the header border settings to remove the horizontal line in document header. Please do as follows.

1. Double click the header to enable the editing mode.

2. Click Home > Borders > Borders and Shading. See screenshot:

3. In the Borders and Shading dialog box, under the Borders tab, select None in the Setting pane, choose Paragraph from the Apply to drop-down list, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then the horizontal line was removed from the header of your Word document immediately.


Remove only the header line but retain the header information with only one click

With the Remove Header Lines utility of Kutools for Word, you can quickly remove all horizontal lines from document header and retain the header information. Please do as follows.

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1. Open the Word document you will remove header lines, then click Kutools > Remove > Clear Header Lines. See screenshot:

2. Click Yes in the opening Kutools for Word dialog to start removing header lines.

3. Then another Kutools for Word dialog pops up to inform you of the successful removing, click OK to close it.

Now all header lines are removed from document header as below screenshot shown.


Demo: Remove only the header line but retain the header information with only one click

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