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[Solved] Changing a Header

Postby Wathonian » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:16 pm

I have a multi-page document that has a Header, lines of text and a Footer consisting of the page number. I would then like to have an alphabetical Index with a different Header and with page numbers starting from 1.

Following some advice on the Forum, I know that if I insert a Manual Break at the very end of the last page of the main part of the document I can change the page number so that the Index starts at page 1. My problem is - how can I change the Header for the Index? All I have been able to do is to change the Header for the whole document.

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Re: Changing a Header

Postby Hagar Delest » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:34 pm

Footer is linked to the page style and header also. Therefore, if you managed to change the footer for the page number, it's the same for the header.
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Re: Changing a Header

Postby Wathonian » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:54 pm

Hagar,

I suspect that several settings are incorrect. Your detailed advice would be much appreciated.

I will attempt to upload an example file from which you will see that page 2 has become page 3 and I am unable to change anything in the index, specifically the header (I want two lines with 'Index' on the second) and the footer font (to be italic).

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Re: Changing a Header

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:59 pm

OK, was not precise enough, sorry. You need to change the page style. Create a new one for your index and then the headers and footers will be different.

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Re: Changing a Header

Postby Wathonian » Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:49 pm

Hagar,

I followed your advice and on a small scale example I have been able to change the headers and footers. More experimentation required but for now all is well.

Thank you for your help.

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Re: Changing a Header

Postby Wathonian » Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:48 pm

Sorry, a supplementary question.

I can define a new Style for my Index (called MyIndex) but how do I save that for use in other documents? At the moment, if I open a new document and go to Styles, mine does not appear.

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Re: Changing a Header

Postby Hagar Delest » Sat Apr 12, 2014 10:37 am

Create a default custom template. See: [Tutorial] Creating a new default template.
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Re: Changing a Header

Postby Wathonian » Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:14 pm

Hagar, thank you for your reply but I am still confused.

To repeat, I would like the document to have two distinct styles. The one we are discussing would be the second style, so:

I create a new document using a style (actually I use Default and tweak that) for the first section. I complete the entries - ten, twenty, fifty pages - and I now wish to create my Index with a different header and footer. How can I introduce a second, Custom, Template? Or should the the 'Custom Template' incorporate two different styles? If so, how? Do I create the first page with the first style and the second page with the second? What then happens in practice when I get to the bottom of the first page?

Sorry for all the questions but I would like to get this to work.

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Re: Changing a Header

Postby John_Ha » Sat Apr 12, 2014 4:29 pm

Wathonian wrote:I have a multi-page document that has a Header, lines of text and a Footer consisting of the page number. I would then like to have an alphabetical Index with a different Header and with page numbers starting from 1.

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I think your answer lies in the concept of changing the Page Style following a manual page break; and then resetting the page number to start at 1 after the break. See Help on Page numbers which gives a good explanation of how to do it, especially the critical "The new page number is an attribute of the first paragraph of the page"

If you are at given place in your document, Insert > Manual break. You have a dropdown box from which you can choose the Page Style to apply from here onwards. Some of the supplied styles include Index, Endnote, Footnote, or you can define your own.

I had a document with header and footer with page numbers. When I chose Index as the new style from here on, there were no headers and footers. I went Format > Page and added them. They were blank and I added a different header. When I added a Page number field it started from 1. See attached file.

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Re: Changing a Header [Solved]

Postby Wathonian » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:24 pm

John,

Thank you for that worked example. Following it, I have now got just what I was hoping to achieve.

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