Creating Headers That Vary
Let's look at the kinds of things you want to do with your headers and footers—or at least the kinds of things most people want to do. Some of these needs, Word anticipates. For example, you might want a different first page header and footer. A scholarly paper, for example, has the first page numbered in the center of the footer and subsequent page numbers in the upper-right corner. For this requirement, you change the page layout. Choose File, Page Setup, and click the Layout tab. Under Headers and Footers, select the Different First Page check box (see Figure 7); then click OK.
You might also notice in Figure 7 that the check box has been selected for different right and left pages.
Now, if you decide to separate your document into sections, each section will begin with that "first page" header. This is where Word lies in wait for you, ready to jump out with a gotcha. If you have chapter titles in your headers or footers, you must go in and disable the link to previous headers/footers for each of the first three pages of each new section. That is, in the header of the unique first page of each chapter, and in the headers of the subsequent left and right pages, you need to click the Link to Previous button on the Header and Footer toolbar to disable the link (see Figure 8).
If you don't make this change, your headers and footers will echo those of earlier chapters, and you'll be changing them from now on.