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    Same as Previous (XP2 SR3)

    I'm about to assemble the chapters of a book into one file. Each chapter has a different header. Is there any way I can stop the headers defaulting to 'same as previous'? It's a real pain having to adjust them all the time.

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    Re: Same as Previous (XP2 SR3)

    You can't change the default for "Same as previous" - it's always "on" for new sections. Sorry.

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    Re: Same as Previous (XP2 SR3)

    thanks very much. I'll just curse Bill Gates every time!

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    Re: Same as Previous (XP2 SR3)

    Hi,
    If your headers are different because they reflect the chapter name, you can create the different headers using a StyleRef field and accept the "Same as previous" setting. For example, StyleRef Heading 1 inserts the text from the most recent Heading 1. So the header changes as the chapter title changes.

    In fact, many of my documents have only one section (or 3 if there is an index) thus avoiding all the problems of section breaks.

    For a more detailed header I might use two levels of heading:
    {STYLEREF "Heading 1" * MERGEFORMAT} - {STYLEREF "Heading 2" * MERGEFORMAT} or use Chapter on left page and Heading 2 on right page.

    Regards,
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    Re: Same as Previous (XP2 SR3)

    Thanks for this! It leaves me with a small problem with converting the case of the header (maybe it's a font problem), but it does make life much easier

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    Re: Same as Previous (XP2 SR3)

    You can change the * MergeFormat switch in the field codes to

    * Upper - everything in upper case
    * Lower - everything in lower case
    * Caps - first letter in every word in upper case, rest in lower case
    * FirstCap - first letter of first word in upper case, rest in lower case

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