Removing Headers and Footers from Printed documents

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How To Remove Page Info From Printed Pages

By default browsers will add the date, page number and URL to any page printed from the Internet. For most (if not all) of the printables on this site, you probably don't want text at the top and bottom of the page. Luckily it's pretty easy to fix, just pick your browser and follow the instructions below.

Since all printers act slightly differently, you may want to check you have the latest printer dirvers for your printer INSTALLED ON ALL MACHINES IN THE OFFICE THAT USE THAT PRINTER it can make a difference.

These are just here as a guide and other support material may be more upto date for your browser.

Internet Explorer 7

They've moved everything around for this release. By default there's a small image of a printer, click that and go to "Page Setup...". Below is a screenshot showing the button you're looking for. From there it's the same steps as for IE6 (the instructions are in the next section below).

Selcet the drop down Printer in the browser and select page setup and remove the header and footer details

Internet Explorer 6

Go to "File", "Page Setup...", then erase the text in the "Headers and Footers text boxes.
(The default for header is &w&bPage &p of &P and for footer &u&b&d if you need to put it back later. IE's default margins are 0.75 inches.)

Click the "OK" button and you're done.


From the menu in the top left corner of your browser, choose "File", then "Page setup..". Go to the second tab called "Margins & Header / Footer", in the drop down lists choose "Blank" for all the items you don't want printed.

If you want, you can also adjust the print margins here as well, Firefox's default margins are set at 0.5 inches. Once you have your setting chosen, click "OK", and you're done!

If you'd like a faster way to get to the print preview feature from within Firefox, the Print / Print Preview extensions is very handy. It adds a submenu to your context menu (the menu that pops up when you right click on a webpage) with "Print", "Print Preview" and "Page Setup". Much faster if you change margins, headers etc. often.


Pretty much the same as for Firefox. Go to "File" (top left corner of your browser), then choose "Print Options...". Now uncheck the "Print headers and footers" checkbox, click OK.

An online Training guide / User guide is here


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