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Remove Headers/Footers When Printing

Remove from Internet Explorer

Simply click on the little arrow next to the printer icon on the toolbar, and then choose Page Setup from the menu.


Now you should see a “Headers and Footers” section where you can specify what is printed. The codes, like &w and &b are replaced with the values on the current page, such as the URL.


To remove the URL from printing, simply remove the text from the Footer box. Otherwise, you can more fully customize the setup by following the instructions in this article.

Tip: If you just want to remove the header and footer for a single print job, you can click on Print Preview, and then click on the button for “Turn headers and footers on or off”


Then you can simply click the print button, and your print job will print without that extra information.

Remove From Firefox

Go to the File \ Page Setup item on the menu, and then select the Margins & Header/Footer tab in the dialog.


You should be able to change the drop-downs to set the Title or URL to –blank– instead, which will prevent them from printing. Note that you could also use this to put the page numbers at the top instead of the bottom if you prefer that.

Note: You can access the Page Setup from the print preview screen, which should set the options just for that print job.

Chrome Users:

At this time Chrome does not support turning off/on headers when printing. We hope that Google will fix this soon.

In the meantime, we recommend using one of the other browsers, but if you want to continue to use chrome, you can choose to export the form as a PDF and then open it Acorbat Reader and print from there.


These screenshots are from Firefox on Mac OSX 10.4. Safari and Opera are the same for the first screen.


Go to File -> Print (or click Command p on your Apple keyboard), then choose Firefox from the drop-down box:

OS X Firefox Print

That will open up the full set of Print options for Firefox including adjusting and / or removing the header and footer information.

OSX Firefox Printer Options

Safari & Opera

Go to File -> Print (or click Command P) then choose your browser from the drop-down list (Safari or Opera). This step is the same as Firefox, use the images above if you want a visual reference.

Safari In the next window , uncheck "Print webpage information in headers and footers".
Opera If you're using Opera, the phrase you're looking for is "Print Headers and Footers", uncheck that.


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