Headers Footers and Section Breaks

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If you have used Section Breaks to add new pages to your document, you can have different text in the heads and footers for each section.

Click on the button below to go through the Section Breaks tutorial if you have not already added section breaks to your document.

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When you use Section  Breaks in your document, as well as diving the document into pages, your document is also divided into Sections.  The Status Bar at the bottom of your screen will tell you how many sections there are in the document and which section of the document you are working on.

You might have used Section Breaks to divide your document into different chapters.  You might want to print the chapter number, chapter name or both in the header of the document.  This information will change with each chapter.

On the menu click on the Insert tab and find the Header & Footer group.

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Click on the Header command and then select Edit Header from the drop-down list.

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When you are editing the header, a new tab will be available on the menu called Design.  This tab contains a set of commands just for the header and footer.

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Click on the Design tab and find the Navigation group of commands.  Click on the Next command.

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Your cursor will move to the head for the next section of your document.  Two blue navigation comments will appear under the header text.  The left hand navigation comment will tell you that you are editing the header for section 2 of the document.

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If you click on the Next command again, your cursor will move to the header for section three.

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You can use the Previous command to move back to the header for the previous section in your document.

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Because we want different text to appear in the header for each section of the document, we need to un-link the headers.  Find the Navigation group again and click on the Link to Previous command.  The command button colour will change from orange to blue to show that the header for this section is no longer linked to the previous section header.

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Type the text to appear in the header for this section and click on the Close Header and Footer command.

You can scroll through your document to check that the correct text appears in the correct sections.


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