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MS Word - dynamic header

Posted on 2013-05-22
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I would like to create a Word Document - where somewhere in the text of each page there's a single ID#,  and this ID# is shown in the header.  Each page has it's own ID# and they're not sequential - though I could create a standardized way of entering the ID on each page so that Word can identify it and know what to show in the header.
Is there a way to do that in MS Word 07 (or if nec. Word '10)

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GrahamSkan earned 500 total points
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Set the style of the IDs to something that isn't used elsewhere in the document (create a new one if necessary.
Then, in the header, create a StyleRef field that uses that style
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Awesome!!
thanks so much
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by:endurance
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One follow up Q
Sometimes the text on a particular ID spans more than 1 page, so the ID isn't shown in the text of the page.
Is there a way to have Word keep the previous ID if no ID is present in the current page?
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by:GrahamSkan
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The same ID will show on subsequent pages until the next page with an instance of the style is met.
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by:endurance
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Awesome, thanks so much
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One issue that I encountered - the ID's are not always at the beginning of a line or on it's own line and it doesn't seem to recognize them when they are in the middle of a line.  Any idea?
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