Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Link to Previous
The default header style makes three-part headers easy.
When editing the header/footer layer of a document, you can use the mouse or keyboard
keys to navigate as needed. As long as you don’t double-click in the text area of the
document, the header and footer area remain open for business.
In a long document that contains many sections, however, scrolling can be tedious and
imprecise. For greater control and precision you can use the Previous Section and Next
Section tools in the Navigation section of the Header & Footer Tools ➪ Design tab.
Link to Previous
Different document sections can contain different headers and footers. When Link to
Previous is selected for any given header or footer, that header or footer is the same as that
for the previous section. By default, when you add a new document section, its headers and
footers inherit the header and footer settings of the previous section.
To unlink the currently selected header or footer from the header or footer in the previous
section (which will allow the current section to maintain a distinct header or footer), click
Link to Previous in the Navigation group of the Design tab to toggle it off.
Note that headers and footers in any section have independent Link to Previous settings.
While Link to Previous initially is turned on for all new sections that are created, when you
turn it off for any given header, the corresponding footer remains linked to the previous
footer. This gives you additional control over how document information is presented.
Different First Page
Most formal reports and indeed many other formal documents do not use page numbers
on the ﬁ rst page. To keep users from having to make such documents multi-section, Word
lets you set an exception for the ﬁ rst page of each document section. To enable this option
for any given document section, display a header or footer in that section, and click the
Different First Page option in the Options group of the Design tab (refer to Figure 8.15).