Configure headers and footers for different sections of a document

  1. Click or tap the page at the beginning of a section.

  2. Select Layout > Breaks > Next Page.

    The break options are shown on the Layout tab.

  3. Double-click the header or footer on the first page of the new section.

  4. Click Link to Previous to turn it off and unlink the header or footer from the previous section.

    The Link to Previous option is highlighted in Header & Footer Tools.

    Note: Headers and footers are linked separately. If you're using headers and footers that are different for each section, turn off linking for both header and footer.

  5. Go the start of the next section and repeat steps 1-5. Continue for all sections.

  6. Double click the header or footer in each section and choose styles or add content.

  7. Select Close Header and Footer or press Esc to exit.

For more on headers and footers, see Headers and footers in Word.

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