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Help with changing header, 2-column document, page/section break (Word 2007)

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I'm trying to add a header to a 30-page, 2-column document, that I can change on nearly every page.  The header contains a horizontal list of names, and as you page through the document, a different name in the header is in bold depending on which section you're looking at in the document.  I also want new sections in the document to start in a new column.

I'm under the impression I need to create section breaks to be able to change the header.  If I insert a continuous break at the beginning of a section, the section before it auto-fills over to the second column, which I don't want.  If I then insert a column break (hoping it will fix it), my new section does shift to the second column (desired), but the section before it still autofills the top part of the second column.

So I tried inserting a column break first, which works at first (the new section moves over to the second column), but I still have only one header for the entire document, and if I then insert the continuous break the new section shifts back to the bottom of the first column, *and* awkwardly no longer uses the top part of the second column.

Sorry for the long description.

Any help greatly appreciated.
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by:Plantwiz
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I'm thinking it may be best to create template that starts with a header on each two column page, populate your text, then populate your headers.

Let me take a look, just closed out 2007 for a previous question...
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Try this for different header on each page:
http://www.brainbell.com/tutorials/ms-office/Word/Create_Different_Headers_On_Different_Pages.htm

Note this section in the above link:
[quote]Figure 4-19. To create a different header or footer in a section, you must break the default link to the previous section's header or footer.[/quote]
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by:ottenm
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No luck there Plantwiz, but thanks for your help.  Still need to create sections to get a header that will give you the button to break with previous header (and different interface in 2007).

But I did find a solution using a booklet template.  New, document, online template, search for "booklet", download.  However that thing is laid out, the section breaks are working just as I need.

Thanks for your help Plantwiz!
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