Sections and Different Odd and Even Pages

Hi Guys,

Ok so I have a word document with two sections, the second on a new page.  In the second section I have UNLINKED both heading and footing from the first section.

Now in the second section I have set Different Odd & Even Pages.  I'm sure some of you can see where this is going.

Setting Different Odd & Even Pages screws up the first sections headings/footings, but only on Pages 2, 4, 6 etc.  Odds are the same as page 1 which is what I want, but I also want pages 2, 4, etc to be like page 1 and the other sections to be independent of section 1.

Without having to go to master/slave documents how do I get DocOddEvenPages and Different sections to work correctly?

Thanks and regards, Sean
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
First create your sections.

Next create your headers in each section. Unlink the headers from the previous section.

Set headers in both sections to be different odd and even pages.

Set odd page header in section 1

Copy odd page header in section 2 to even page header in section 1.

Now odd and even page headers in section 1 are the same.

Set odd page header in section 2
Set even page header in section 2

Now section 1 and section 2 headers are different, each with their own version of odd and even, but in the case of section 1, odd and even headers are the same.

The trick is to set the even page header for section 1 to be the same as the odd page header for section 1

See attached.

cheers, teylyn

cello.docx
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Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)Microsoft MVP ExcelCommented:
Hello SMcP

I'm struggling to understand this, especially the bold bits:

>>Setting Different Odd & Even Pages screws up the first sections headings/footings, but only on Pages 2, 4, 6 etc.  Odds are the same as page 1 which is what I want, but I also want pages 2, 4, etc to be like page 1 and the other sections to be independent of section 1.
Can you detail what headers/footers you would like to see?

cheers, teylyn
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SMcPAuthor Commented:
Ok,
I tried to make it easy apologies, right then here we go;
New document
add page 1, page 2, then create section page break for page 3.  While in page 3 open header and footer and change Link to Previous to Not Linked.
In section 1 (pages 1 and 2) create a header (leaving footer out as it is the same problem), goes to page 2 automatically.  excellent.
Go to page 3 and set Different Odd Even pages checked.  The header on page 2 goes wrong...even though I am in a different section.  So then I insert a page break in section 1 page 2 to create a new page in section 1 (a new page 3).  This page has the same format as section 1 page 1, this is as expected, page 2 though still looks like the header in section 2 (now page 4) which it shouldn't.
I hope that clarifies the situation,
regards, Sean
 
 
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
Remember that the three types of header - first page, prime (other odd pages) and even page - and the three types of footer and linked separately to the previous section, and must therefore be unlinked separately.
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SMcPAuthor Commented:
Small part given to GrahamSkan for reminding me that all parts must be unlinked separetly
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