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    Header (and Footer) Misfeature (2000)

    Inserting a header (or footer) in a document with several sections offers the possibility of defining the header (or footer) as "same as previous".

    If "same as previous" is on, and you turn it off, you loose the header (or footer) of the PREVIOUS section (isn't that intuitive?). Is there a way to make sure that the Previous section keeps its header (or footer)?

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    Re: Header (and Footer) Misfeature (2000)

    This is not my experience (admittedly with Word 97 and Word 2002): if I have a document with existing headers and/or footers, insert section breaks and then turn off "Same as Previous", the existing header/footer is replicated to the sections before and after the break. So at that moment, the headers/footers are still exactly the same, but they are not linked any more, so if you edit one of them, this won't affect the others, so they will be different then.

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    Re: Header (and Footer) Misfeature (2000)

    This (and other features of Word) do seem confusing, until you know how the whole show is put together and designed to work. This article provides a good explanation of these issues and will alleviate many "frustrations" of the type you mention.

    Alan

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