I create master documents for posting on our intranet. One of these has a portrait section, followed by a landscape section, followed by a portrait section. I want the contents of the header to be filled in once, then perpetuate across all sections. But when I use the "Same as Previous" button in the Landscape section, it carries over the tab settings as well, making the header and footer look imbalanced. If I fix the tab settings, it breaks the connection.
I want it to be as "user obvious" as possible, as well as indestructible, so I don't like the complex fields/forms/popup boxes approach that requires that I run around and teach everyone to use the "simple" interface I have created. What I'd really like is a "Same as Previous -- Except with Proper Formatting" option.
The closest I've come so far is to create custom document properties, then add fields in each of the three header/footer pairs to plug them in, giving the appearance of "sameness." The problem with this is that I now must explain, "Don't change the Project Number in the header -- go to File | Document Properties and select the Custom tab, then find Project Number, then type the new number, then press Modify. That will change the Project Number in the header." Not exactly what I call intuitive. Any ideas?