# how to delete headers and footers

when I'm writing a document I need more space on the page but due to the header and footer I can only use a limited amount of spacing how can I delete all headers and footers.

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Space around text and between paragraphs is part of the art of composing nice-looking document and also a sign of consideration for the reader. Progress in writing came when "illumination" was invented, aka. "wasting" writing space in then-expensive paper so that text was "lighted" by empty spots.

That said, to answer your question, open the current page style. If you don't use them explicitly, the one in effect is Default Style.

Push F5 to open the styles side pane. Click on the fourth icon (Page Styles) from the left in the toolbar. Right click on the current (highlighted) style, likely to be Default Style and choose Modify.

Go to the Footer and header tabs to disable (uncheck) the footer and header. Then go to the Page tab to change the margins in order to use as much space as possible on the sheet. But, don't set them to zero (unless your document is exclusively intended for screen) because most printers need some minimal margin to mechanically guide the paper and won't print from edge to edge.

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I had a similar problem. The headers and footers didn't disappear until I selected [in Page] > Styles > margins > changed standard to narrow

( 2019-09-22 06:32:32 +0200 )edit

@larrypedcardio: could you better explain your selection? Which LO version? Eventually OS.

( 2019-09-22 08:43:31 +0200 )edit

thanks, it helped

( 2020-11-12 10:14:56 +0200 )edit

No. There appears to be no way I'm able to disable the header. This header takes up too much space - I like to use a few pages as possible so tweak it with adjusting spaces, margins, fonts, etc. This would be very helpful if this would work.

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Attach the problematic file so that I can have a look. If content is considered confidential, "lorem ipsum" it.

( 2018-11-12 13:33:36 +0200 )edit

Space around text and between paragraphs is part of the art of composing nice-looking document and also a sign of consideration for the reader. Progress in writing came when "illumination" was invented, aka. "wasting" writing space in then-expensive paper so that text was "lighted" by empty spots. This is patronizing drivel. Some people do NOT want headers and footers. I am not interested in 'art'. Please give us the ability to easily remove, what is for some, an annoying blight upon a pretty good alternative to MW.

( 2020-12-07 10:36:17 +0200 )edit

@Gutenberg: if you really want a fully stuffed page, use a text editor. There is no space unless you explicitly put it into you typing.

If you insist on using LO:

• disable header and footer in the page style
• decrease margins in same page style
• use only Default Paragraph Style all over your text because it has 0-space above and below (unless it was changed by user)

This is the closest Writer can do to mimic text editors.

Note: your rant doesn't honour the illustrious XVIth century alias name bearer.

( 2020-12-07 11:02:39 +0200 )edit

Thanks for that. However, I am certain that even Gutenberg had want to vent his spleen on occasion. Further, I actually meant Steve...but anyway...

( 2020-12-07 12:07:50 +0200 )edit