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Have you seen Word 2007 not allow unique section headers with Link to previous unmarked?

I have a word document with multiple sections.  I start at the beginning of the document and edit the header.  I choose next header, the IMMEDIATELY de-select link to previous.  I change the section header and then repeat for each section.  I close the header and all of the headers following section 1 are linked to previous again.  Does anyone know if this is a bug?
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Andrea_Jennison
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dlc110161Commented:
This is not something that I have heard complained about to-date. Did you start the document in Word 2007 or did you start it in 2003 or earlier and are now working with it in 2007?  Also, are you working with it in Compatibility Mode?

Dawn Crosier
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Andrea_JennisonAuthor Commented:
I figured it out...Word 2007 by default enters a document "Title" field in the header.  Once I removed the content Control (right click, remove content control) it allows different headers in each section.
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dlc110161Commented:
Hi Andrea -

I've never run across a "Title" field in the header. Are you using a Cover Page?

Dawn Crosier
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Andrea_JennisonAuthor Commented:
I used one of the preformatted header designs.  The title field was entered there.
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dlc110161Commented:
I can't reproduce this. Which Header design did you use? If I can reproduce, I'll be able to report this to Microsoft as a bug.

Dawn Crosier
Word MVP
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Andrea_JennisonAuthor Commented:
I chose the Alphabet style.  A placeholder appears to enter the document title.  When multiple sections exist, and I try to change subsequent headers, they seem to change on first glance, then, as I move to the next header and scroll back up, the one I just changed has reverted to the "Title" I typed on the first one.
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dlc110161Commented:
Are you changing text inside the Title content control? Or are you adding text around it, such as a page number under the border?

Also, are you using any "Different First Page" options?

Thanks.
Dawn Crosier
Word MVP
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Andrea_JennisonAuthor Commented:
Dawn.

Here's what I did.  I inserteed the Alphabet heading in section 1.  No differernt first page or odd/evn headers.  Then I went to section 2 and click to unmark link to previous.  Then I typed a new unique header.  Then I click next header and unmarked link to previous again, and typed a third header.  When I left the header and scrolled back up through the document, the section 2 header had reverted to the one in the title content control field.  After trying again several times, I finally removed the content clontrol from the first header and all was well!  I would have assumed that the link to previous feature would allow the different headers, but it seems not if the first one is a "Title" field.

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Mary Sue Brown
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dlc110161Commented:
Hi Mary,

Unfortunately I can not duplicate the error. Have you been able to duplicate the issue with other documents? I've tried inserting the first page header and then creating section breaks and then going back into the Header and changing the text for the next section. I've also tried creating all the sections and then doing all the headers at the same time. I've tried with both Next Page Section breaks and Continuous breaks.

Dawn Crosier
Word MVP
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Andrea_JennisonAuthor Commented:
Dawn.

So when you insert the header in the first section and move to the second header and unmark link to previous, are you removing the content control and then typing?

Mary Sue
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dlc110161Commented:
Yes, I am removing the content control in the second section. I am leaving the bottom border and the style of the text.

Are you leaving the content control and then typing inside it? If so, then I can understand why the text inside the content control would change. There is only one Title per document.

Dawn Crosier
Word MVP
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Andrea_JennisonAuthor Commented:
Dawn.

Thanks for sticking with this.  When I sent my initial question I didn't know about the content control.  When I figured it out, i sent my first response, which i guess wasn't very clear!  Anyway.  I appreciate your help.  

Mary Sue
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