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Solved: need help w/footers/headers

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  1. johnnyd96

    johnnyd96 Thread Starter

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    In MS Word 2007, How can I change the footers on one page without affecting the footers on the other pages?
     
  2. Aj_old

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    You can have different headers/Footers for odd/evenpage and for the first page in each section
    This way you need to create a new section for each page you wanna have a different header / Footer (just don't forget to uncheck the option "same as previos")
     
  3. johnnyd96

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    Thanks for the reply. My concerns has to do with a manual that is already written with footers and headers. I have to make revisions to the manual. When I change the footer to show revision 1 on a certain page, every page changes, reflecting revision 1. How do I change the footer on just one page?
     
  4. letchworth

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    Sounds like you really want "Footnotes" not footers:

    A footer is the information on the bottom of each page (usually- although page one is often treated differently). Usually identical information- except page numbering.

    A Footnote is a source reference or special note having to do with unique information on an individual page. In both M$Word and OpenOffice.org- footnotes are added by clicking on the menue item "Insert"--- which drops down a sub-menue including one for "Footnote". (You could also, of course use "Endnotes"- you might think of these as footnotes all gathered together at the end of the document or section).

    Making room for the addition of footnotes is a "creative" process. Fudging on the text size by small percentages (ie- 9.7 instead of 10 point text) or changing the borders to allow for the extra space (unless the new flow of text does not matter to the person receiving the updated document (taking additional room to add new footnotes can cause the text on the page to flow to the next page).

    If I am incorrect in assuming that you are asking about footnotes- please forgive the intrusion, but it sounded like that from your question.
    letchworth
     
  5. Aj_old

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    I think you can't!
    you can only insert comments or use track changes to show all the changes!
     
  6. jimr381

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    Actually you can by inserting section breaks before and eafter the page that you want to change the footer for. You then go into editing the footer and unselect the "Link to Previous" button for that section you want to change and the next section as well, then you change the footer for the section to be changed. Make sure you to turn off the "Link to Previous" before you make any footer changes.
     
  7. johnnyd96

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    Thanks jimr. with your help I was able to solve my problem.
     
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    Good to hear please mark the thread as solved via the "Mark Solved" button at the top of the post.
     
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