Microsoft KB Archive/172703

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Article ID: 172703

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172703


When you add a page to your letter so that it includes two or more pages, a page number and date are added to the header of your document beginning on page two.


This problem occurs if you used the Letter Wizard, selected either the Contemporary, Elegant, or Professional Page design, and cleared the "Include header and footer with page design" check box. You cannot add or modify the header while running the Letter Wizard.

NOTE: This problem may also occur when you use a custom page design or when you use the Letter Wizard to modify an existing letter.


NOTE: View the document in Page Layout to see the header of your letter.

To remove the page number and date information contained in the header, follow these steps:

  1. Move the insertion point to page two of your letter.
  2. On the View menu, click Header And Footer. The insertion point should now be in the header of your letter.
  3. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
  4. On the Edit menu, click Cut.
  5. Click the Close button on the Header And Footer toolbar.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


For additional information about problems with the Letter Wizard, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

157381 WD97: Known Problems with Letter Wizard Contemporary Page Design

172704 WD97: Company Name Not Added to Header w/Letter Wizard

For more information about "using the letter wizard," click the Office Assistant, type letter wizard, click Search, and then click one of the topics.

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Word 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

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