Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
No header or footer on the first page
Most people don’t want the header or footer on the first page, which is usually the title page or a
cover page. Suppressing the header for that page is easy: While editing a header, place a check mark
by the Different First Page setting, found in the Options group on the Design tab. That’s it.
When you set a different first-page header or footer, the tag on the first page changes to read First
Page Header or First Page Footer. It’s your visual clue that the first page of the document sports a
different header from the one in the rest of the document.
You can still edit the first-page header or footer, if you like. It’s merely different, not necessarily
empty.
Headers/footers and sections
Just as Superman is limited in his powers by the crippling force of kryptonite, the mighty header is
restricted in its scope and power by the document section. Normally, this limitation is minimal:
Despite having different sections, the headers and footers you set for a document are the same across all
sections. But when sections are implemented, you can change the headers and footers for each
section, if you so desire.
Word flags each section’s header and footer in the tag, as shown in Figure 14-3 . Word also lets you
know whether the header or footer is linked to the preceding section’s header and footer, meaning
that they’re identical.
Figure 14-3: A header in Section 2, linked to Section 1.
To unlink the header or footer, click the Link to Previous button, found in the Navigation group on
the Design tab. If that button is highlighted, the header or footer isn’t linked with the previous
section.
To hop between each section’s header or footer, use the Next and Previous buttons on the
Design tab.
Changing a header in one section doesn’t affect any other section in the document — unless
they’re linked. Check for the Same As Previous tab, as illustrated in Figure 14-3 .
 
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