Word 2016, 2013 & 2010 have an option that allows users to show or hide white space between pages in Print Layout. Hiding the white spaces between pages will also hide the header and footer in the document. You can solve the missing header and footer problem by any of the following ways.

Displays Options

Click File menu –> Options –> Display Options.


Then navigate to Page display Options and make sure to mark the check box with label as Show white space between pages in Print Layout view.

Show the white space using mouse

The other alternative way is to Show the white space by double clicking on the page break line. When you hover the mouse over the page break the following message appears.


And by double clicking on the line should un hide the white space between the pages and also the headers and footers.


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  1. U know what.. i have been stressed out so much about missing header and footer.. Seriously it drive me crazy.. i knew i have done something that’s why it show like that..

    But ur tips did wonders to me.. u r my savior.. Thanks a lot.. really appreciates it.. Good jobs dear.. (^_^)

  2. in Word 2013
    If you have a header/footer that is there but when you want to edit it, it disapears then this probably won’t help you.
    the solution is simple! all you have to do is go to File-Options-advanced
    under “show document content” tik the last option “expand all headings when opening a document”
    now you can edit away and it stays there.
    you’re welcom 🙂

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