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    Hi all. I'm new to this lounge, so please forgive me any obvious newby mistakes. :-)

    I am working in MS Word 2003, SP3. I have a document that I want to have two differerent headers for--the first part of the document are the instructions for how to fill out a form, and the second part of the document is the form itself. I have a new-page section break between the first and second parts of the document, and I want the header of the first section to say "Procedure" and the header of the second section to say "Inspection Checklist". However, when I open the header of either section and edit the text of the header, the change appears in both headers. The online Help for Word implies that I should be able to have different headers using section breaks, but it doesn't give me any details on HOW to do it.

    Anyone out there know what I'm doing here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracey Yates View Post
    Hi all. I'm new to this lounge, so please forgive me any obvious newby mistakes. :-)

    I am working in MS Word 2003, SP3. I have a document that I want to have two differerent headers for--the first part of the document are the instructions for how to fill out a form, and the second part of the document is the form itself. I have a new-page section break between the first and second parts of the document, and I want the header of the first section to say "Procedure" and the header of the second section to say "Inspection Checklist". However, when I open the header of either section and edit the text of the header, the change appears in both headers. The online Help for Word implies that I should be able to have different headers using section breaks, but it doesn't give me any details on HOW to do it.

    Anyone out there know what I'm doing here?

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    When you bring up the Headers and Footers toolbar one of the icons has the pop-up text 'Same as Previous'. That's the one you want to click

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    Hmmm . . . I can't seem to find the Same as Previous icon on the toolbar. I have Insert AutoText, Insert Page Number, Insert Number of Pages, Format Page Number, Insert Date, Insert Time, Page Setup, Show/Hide Document Text, Link to Previous, Switch Between Header and Footer, Show Previous, Show Next, and Close.

    Is the Same as Previous icon in a different version of Word than the one I'm using? (Word 2003, SP3)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tracey Yates View Post
    Hmmm . . . I can't seem to find the Same as Previous icon on the toolbar. I have Insert AutoText, Insert Page Number, Insert Number of Pages, Format Page Number, Insert Date, Insert Time, Page Setup, Show/Hide Document Text, Link to Previous, Switch Between Header and Footer, Show Previous, Show Next, and Close.

    Is the Same as Previous icon in a different version of Word than the one I'm using? (Word 2003, SP3)

    Thanks,
    Tracey
    Yes, sorry, I've only got W2007 and W97 here - Use 'Link to Previous', that should do it.

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    Ah! That did it. Thanks so much--this is a trick I will use a lot.

    Thanks!!
    Tracey
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