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I use Word 2003 - when I create a new document using File > New, the header and footer sections of the document are not visible.

If I subsequently attempt to edit the header/footer using View > Header and Footer, even if I type nothing in and close the header/footer floating toolbar immediately, the header and footer remain visible thereafter until I close the document. If I open the saved document, the header and footer are visible.

What is going on here?

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Go to Tools > Options > View and mark the check box near "White space between pages" option. Click OK, test it and tell us if it solves the problem.

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I'll try this and get back to you – Jazza Jan 28 '11 at 20:23
this worked - thanks for your help – Jazza Jan 31 '11 at 18:31
@Jazza: You're welcome. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Feb 1 '11 at 7:31
Hmmm. Did not work for me. The box was already checked. Unchecking and re-checking (as well as exit the program and run again) did no good either. – user77787 Apr 21 '11 at 22:59

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