Word of the week: Remove (headers and footers, fast)

Want to get rid of your headers and footers?

I was going to tell you about using the Remove Header and Remove Footer commands.

Then I was going to tell you about linked sections and unlinked sections–and that if some of your headers or footers were still sticking around, you might have unlinked sections.

If you have unlinked sections–for example, so that you can have a different page number format in the appendix or no page number on the table of contents–you have to remove the headers and footers separately for each unlinked sections.

I was going to tell you all that, but there’s a much faster way: Document Inspector.

Document Inspector gives you the option to remove all your headers and footers at once, even if your sections aren’t linked.

Let’s take a look:

The Remove Header and Remove Footer commands are still your best bet if you want to remove only the footer, or to remove the header and footer in only one section. For the details, see Add or remove headers, footers, and page numbers.

But if you want to clear the decks, the Document Inspector will take care of it quickly.

— Joannie Stangeland