We have previously written about changing your Google Docs page margins so that there is less white space at the top of the document, but there are many situations where you need to include information in that location and removing the header may not be necessary.
In fact, you may find that your header is actually starting too close to the top of the page, and that you need to increase the amount of space between the first line of the header and the edge of the page. This is set by something called the Header Margin, which has its own setting in Google Docs.
Make the Space Above the Header Larger or Smaller in Google Docs
This guide was written using the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser. This will also work in browsers like Edge or Firefox.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive then open the file for which you need to adjust the header margin.
Step 2: Select the Format option at the top of the window.
Step 3: Choose the Headers & footers option.
Step 4: Change the value in the Header field to specify the size of the space you want above the top of the header, then click the blue Apply button.
If your school or work has requirements for what goes in your document header, then this article can show you how to add your last name and a page number to the header, as that is a pretty common formatting method for documents.