Why Can’t I See the Header in Word 2013?

If you have added information to your document header, such as page numbers or your name, then you might wonder why you can’t see the header in your Word 2013 document.

This can be even more confusing when the header is there on the printed page, but you cannot see it or find it on your screen.

The header in Word 2013 can be hidden from view depending on the view mode that you are currently in.

The header is only visible when you are in the Print view in the program, so you can follow our guide below to learn how to switch to that view and make your document header visible.

Display the Header in Word 2013

The steps below will enable you to view your header along with the rest of your document. If you have not added any information to your header, then there will not be anything to see in the header area of the page.

You can learn how to add information to your header, such as page numbers, with this article.

Step 1: Open your document in Word 2013.

Step 2: Click the View tab at the top of the window.

click the view tab at the top of the window

Step 3: Click the Print Layout button in the Views section of the ribbon at the top of the window. This will change the way that your document is displayed on the screen. That change includes making the header portion of the document visible.

why can't I see the header in word 2013?

Now that you know more about why you can’t see the header in Word and what you can do to display it, you can use these different views to make sure you are looking at the ideal version of your document for a particular situation.

Do you have page numbers on your document, but you need to remove the page number from the first page? Learn how to skip page numbering on the first page in Word 2013 with just a few short steps.