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How to Remove Header and Footer in PowerPoint

June 26, 2023
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If you're creating a PowerPoint presentation, you may have added a header and footer to your slides to include important information such as the date, slide number, or the title of the presentation. However, there may be times when you want to remove the header and footer from your slides, perhaps to create a cleaner and more focused presentation. 

How to Remove Header and Footer in PowerPoint

The process of removing the header and footer in PowerPoint is simple. Here's how you can do it:

Step 1: Open PowerPoint and open the presentation you want to edit.

Step 2: Click the "Insert" tab in the top menu bar.

Step 3: In the "Text" section of the menu, click on the "Header & Footer" option.

Step 4: In the "Header and Footer" dialog box that appears, select the "Slide" tab.

Step 5: Uncheck the "Header" and "Footer" checkboxes to remove them from your slides.

Step 6: Click the "Apply to All" button to remove the header and footer from all your slides.

Step 7: Click the "OK" button to close the dialog box and apply the changes to your presentation.

That's it! You have successfully removed the header and footer from your PowerPoint presentation.

How to Remove Header and Footer in PowerPoint 2016

If you're using PowerPoint 2016, removing the header and footer is similar to the one described above.

Step 1: Open PowerPoint 2016 and open the presentation that you want to edit.

Step 2: Click the "Insert" tab in the top menu bar.

Step 3: In the "Text" section of the menu, click on the "Header & Footer" option.

Step 5: Uncheck the "Header" and "Footer" checkboxes to remove them from your slides.

Step 6: Click the "Apply" button to remove the header and footer from your current slide.

Step 7: To remove the header and footer from all your slides, click the "Apply to All" button.

Step 8: Click the "Close" button to close the dialog box and apply the changes to your presentation.

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How to Remove Header and Footer in PowerPoint for Print

If you want to remove the header and footer in your PowerPoint presentation only when printing, you can do so by following these steps:

Step 1: Open PowerPoint and open the presentation you want to edit.

Step 2: Click the "File" tab in the top menu bar.

Step 3: Click on "Print”.

Step 4: In the "Settings" section of the Print dialog box, click on the "Full Page Slides" dropdown menu.

Step 5: Select "Notes Pages" from the dropdown menu.

Step 6: Click on the "Print Options" button.

Step 7: In the "Print Options" dialog box, uncheck the "Print Comments and Ink Markup" checkbox.

Step 8: Tick the "Scale to Fit Paper” checkbox

Step 9: Click the "Print" button to print your PowerPoint presentation without the header and footer.

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Removing the header and footer in PowerPoint is a simple and easy process that can help you create a more focused and professional presentation. Whether you're using PowerPoint 2016 or an earlier version or want to remove the header and footer for printing purposes, you can follow the steps outlined above to complete the job.

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