When using headers or footers in a document, sometimes it is necessary to change the header or footer for different pages in the document. For example, in a ten page document, pages 1-5 might contain a header with the text Chapter 1, and pages 6-10 might contain a header with the text Chapter 2. Since the header on pages 6-10 is different than the one on pages 1-5, pages 6-10 must be sectioned off from pages 1-5. To accomplish this, a section break would need to be inserted at the bottom of page 5 (before page 6).
There are different types of section breaks. A continuous section break sections off a part of your document while keeping the sections together on the same page. These are useful when working with columns. A next page section break inserts a section break and a page break at the same time. This would be useful for the example in the first paragraph above. By inserting a section break at the bottom of page 5, you would be inserting a page break and a section break at the same time.
To change the header or footer in different sections of a document, follow these steps:
Section the document by inserting section breaks in the appropriate places.
Create the header or footer for the first section by choosing View > Header/Footer.
The Header/Footer view (see below) dims the body text and provides a box in which to type the header and provides a floating Header and Footer toolbar.
After typing the desired header or footer, locate the Show Next button on the Header and Footer toolbar. Click it and you will move to the next section of your document.
Before typing the desired header or footer (which is different from the one used in the previous section) click the Same as Previous button on the Header and Footer toolbar. This deletes the connection to the previous section, so that you can use a header or footer that is different from the previous section.
Delete the header/footer text that appears (text used in the previous section) and type the new desired text for this section.
Click the Close button on the Header and Footer toolbar.