Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Unlinking a header
unlinking a header
In Word 2013, when you create a new section by inserting a
section break, by default each of the headers and footers in that
section repeats the content of the same type of header or footer
in the preceding section. On the Header & Footer Tools | Design
contextual tab, the connection between the current section and
the preceding section is represented by the Link To Previous
button, which is in the Navigation section.
must position the cursor in the header or footer of the later
section and click the Link To Previous button to turn it off.
The linkage operates separately for each type of header and
footer. That is, the even-page header of a section links to the
even-page header of the preceding section, independent of
whether the even-page footer (or any of the other headers or
footers) is linked.
When you want a header or footer in one section to differ from
the same type of header or footer in the preceding section, you
Although this task discusses headers, the procedures are the
same for footers.
unlink a header
1 Open the document that you used in “Turn on different headers”
on page 230.
2 Click at the end of the third page. On the Page Layout tab, in the
Page Setup group, click Breaks and then click Odd Page.
The first page of the new section 2 is numbered as page 5 because
the Odd Page section break forces the document to skip over
On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Breaks and
then click Page (shortcut, Ctrl+Enter) twice to insert two manual
page breaks at the end of the text.
There are now six pages numbered 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7. Observe that
the same first-page header appears on pages 1 and 5, the same
even-page header appears on pages 2 and 6, and the same odd-
page (or main) header appears on pages 3 and 7.