Why did my header or footer not print?

If headers or footers in your document are not printing, you may have placed the header or footer text in the nonprinting area of the page. Check your printer manual to see how close to the edge of the paper your printer can print.

To adjust the placement of your header or footer, do the following:

  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup, and then click the Layout tab.
  2. In the From edge section, enter values for Header and Footer that are larger than your printer's minimum margin setting. For example, if your printer's minimum margin settings are 0.25 inches from the top and bottom of the page, you might set your headers and footers at 0.5 inches from the edge of the page.
Applies to:
Word 2003