How to Add or Remove Header in Google Docs

Adding a header into a Google Docs document is a simple task and here's how you can do that on PC and Android:

PC

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    ​Go to Google Docs. Sign in if not already.
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    ​Open the document you wish. Make sure you're in the first page of the document.
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    ​Click on "Insert" at the top. Hover your mouse over "Header & page number," and then you can see the "Header" option. Click on it.
Header & page number options
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    ​Now, enter the text you want in the header.
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    ​You can also see "Different first page header/footer" option. If you want the same header and footer for all the pages, leave this option intact. If you want a different header and footer for the first page and the remaining pages, select this option.
Different first page header footer option
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    ​If you've selected the "Different first page header/footer" option, then the text you've entered will be removed from the header of the first page alone, and the text will be there in the header of the remaining pages. Now, you need to enter the text you prefer in the header of the first page, and it will not affect the header of the remaining pages.
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    ​Click on the body of the document.

That's all. The header is added successfully.

To Delete Header Completely from a Google Docs Document

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    ​Click on the header on the first page.
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    ​Uncheck the "Different first page header/footer" option if it is selected.
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    ​Press Ctrl + A and then hit "Backspace" key in your keyboard.
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    ​Now, hit the body of the document.

That's it. The header is removed successfully.

Android

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    ​Open Google Docs app.
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    ​Open the document you wish and then hit the "Pencil" icon at the bottom.
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    ​Hit the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top and then tap on "Print layout."
Enabled Print layout option
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    ​Now, tap on the top of the page and then enter the text you want.
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    ​Hit the body of the document.

That's it. The header is added successfully.

If you want to remove the header entirely from the document, then here are the steps:

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    Enable "Print layout" option​ if not already.
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    ​Tap on the header.
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    ​Select the text now and then hit the "Backspace" key in your keyboard.
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    ​Hit the body of the document.

That's all. The header is removed successfully.

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