In this article, we will focus on demonstrating you 2 ways to create different headers or footers for different parts of your Word document.
When writing a paper or a long essay, we tend to create headers or footers for it. But usually all of them are of the same contents. What if you need to set non-identical headers or footers for odd and even pages? Or what if you have to create non-identical headers or footers for different parts? Without knowing how, such a demand can be an ailing trouble.
Now read on to see what we’ve got for you.
Method 1: For Odd and Even Pages
It’s common to have different headers or footers for even and odd pages respectively. Here are detailed steps:
- First and foremost, double click to enter “Header” or “Footer”.
- Next, check “Different Odd& Even Pages” box in “Options” group under “Design” tab of “Header& Footer Tools”. And you can choose to check the “Different First Page” as well if necessary. As you may notice when scroll down, on the left side, the “Header” changes to “Odd Page Header” and “Even Page Header”, and “Footer” to “Odd Page Footer” and “Even Page Footer”.
- Now edit on “Odd Page Header” or “Odd Page Footer” first.
- After this, click “Design” tab and then “Next” in “Navigation” group. This will help you jump to the next “Even Page Header” or “Even Page Footer”.
- Then start editing there.
- When finish this, you can click “Close Header and Footer” to exit.
So far, you document has got customized headers or footers for odd and even pages.
Method 2: For Different Sections
There can be times when you organize a document in several chapters and need to set various headers or footers for each.
- To start with, you need to insert section breaks to separate a certain block of text with the rest of document. Place cursor right before the word where the hunk of contents begins.
- Secondly, click “Page Layout” tab.
- Thirdly, go to click “Breaks”.
- Now, if the range of text is on the same page with other part, you should click “Next Page”. While if not, choose “Continuous”.
- Double click on “Header” or “Footer” to enter editing mode. You will notice the place will you insert a break is the start of a new section. And on the right side of the “Header”, you can see “Same as Previous”, such as below:
- Now, go to “Navigation” group. By default, the “Link to Previous” is selected. You need to click it to clear this selection. Then the “Same as Previous” will be gone.
- Then repeat the above 6 steps to insert a break between section 2 and 3, and also remove the “Link to Previous” option.
- Type on the “Header” or “Footer” in section 2 and exit once finish. Then headers or footers only appear in section 2.
Now, you must have some understanding of the aforementioned ways. If you want to create different headers or footers according to odd and even pages in one section, you just need to combine the above 2 methods. First apply steps in method 2 to stop the link of a section to its previous and following sections. Then use instructions in method 1 to create distinguishing headers or footers for odd and even pages.
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