Several times I have fooled myself into some "restore Microsoft Word's normal.dot template" session, because apparently something had mixed it up that led to the page header not being shown.
Have you ever seen something like this? (Note the very small amount of space between the tool bar and the document)
Just by switching to edit headers and footers like this... (I did not insert the WordArt there right now, it has been in the document before!)
... and switching back to normal text edit again you get this:
Now the header with the WordArt is visible, even though (trust me) I did not just add it to the header, but merely switched to edit it once and switched back again, without doing anything else.
I have seen this behavior several times over the past few years, always wondering what the heck was the solution, so now I am gonna post it here for others and me to find... :)
See the mouse pointer in the space between the tool bar and the beginning of the page? This is what it's all about: Hiding the headers to save some screen space. Just click when the cursor is shown as the two arrows and you are back to normal. I do not know where this is stored, but it is not the document template, because I tried copying a
normal.dot from a different computer with no effect.
Hopefully I will remember this post when I run into it next time ;)