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Microsoft KB Archive/172345

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Article ID: 172345

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172345


When you insert a document object created from a file (click Object on the Insert menu, and then click the Create From File tab), the header and footer of the document object are missing.

NOTE: This problem occurs regardless of whether the Link To File or Float Over Text check boxes are selected or cleared.


Use the appropriate method for your situation.

Method 1: Editing the Header and Footer

If you do not need to print the header and footer of the document object, follow these steps to edit the header and footer:

  1. Double-click the document object.
  2. On the View menu, click Header and Footer.
  3. Make the changes necessary to the header and footer, and then click Close on the Header and Footer toolbar.
  4. On the File menu, click Close. When you are prompted to save your changes, click Yes.

Method 2: Pasting a Screen Shot of the Document Object

If you need to print the header and footer of the document object, follow these steps to insert an image of the document object:

NOTE: This method causes your document object to not be linked. Any changes made to the original document will not be seen after you complete these steps.

  1. Double-click the document object. You should see the header and footer contained in the document.
  2. On the View menu, click Zoom.
  3. Under Zoom To, click Whole Page, and then click OK.
  4. Press ALT+PRINT SCREEN. This places a snapshot of your screen on the Windows clipboard.
  5. On the File menu, click Close.
  6. If the document object is not selected, click to select the document object.

NOTE: You will see squares around the object when it is selected.

  1. Delete the document object, and then click Paste on the Edit menu.
  2. Right-click the picture you just pasted in, and then click Show Picture Toolbar on the shortcut menu.
  3. On the Picture toolbar, click Crop. Move the sides of the picture to show only the wanted part of the picture.

For more information about cropping, click the Office Assistant, type "How do I crop an image?" (without the quotation marks), click Search, click to view "Resize or crop a drawing object", and then click to view "Crop or trim portions of a picture."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Microsoft Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component


This behavior is a design change in Word 97: only the body of the document object is shown.


In Word 95, when you inserted a Word document object, the headers and footers were shown as part of the object.

If you have installed Word 97 on the same computer as Word 95, Word 95 will no longer show the headers and footers of a Word document object.

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