Headers and Footers in Word 2007

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Headers and Footers in Word 2007

Postby johnwaller » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:16 pm

I am writing a book on history which has many time lines in it.

On each page I want to show the reader the dates covered by the page, and a topic highlight. The header seems to be the best place for this information. I prefer to put the page number in the footer.

For example I might have: "9 March 1942: Surrender!"

I can't see how to do this with sections except to have each page a section; this sounds messy; is there a better way, please?
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Re: Headers and Footers in Word 2007

Postby Bill » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:48 pm

You should ask this on a forum for Word 2007. This forum is for OpenOffice.org.
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Re: Headers and Footers in Word 2007

Postby FJCC » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:52 pm

This is a forum for OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice and other related products that use the Open Document Format. Someone here might know about Microsoft Word, but your chances of getting an answer would be far better in a forum dedicated to that product.
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Re: Headers and Footers in Word 2007

Postby floris v » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:56 pm

First, welcome to the forum.
This forum is about OpenOffice.org and its forks, not about Word 2007. If you want to save your work in Word 2007 format, you will get problems with compatibility. Better work with OOo's native format.
Now for your question. I don't think that headers are a good place for leading text that changes every page. Just imagine that you want to change the paper margins of a manuscript with several hundreds of pages - for each page style.
A better way may be to insert your body text in linked frames, then you can enter the page header at the top of the page.
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Re: Headers and Footers in Word 2007

Postby floris v » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:21 pm

Come to think of it - it's better to put your header text in the frame and to anchor that to the page.
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