Need LAST footer to be different & FIRST header to be different


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cristyh

I am working on a form in Word 2003. My header/footer situation is:
* I need the footer on every page (except the last) to have the word
"Continued"
* I need the header on every page (except the first) to have identifying
info - the only difference between the first page & the rest is a "Page #"
identifier on all pages but the first

I believe I can take care of the header issue by doing "Different First
Page." What's not making sense is the footer. I've tried creating a new
(continuous) section toward the end of the document, and making the footer
for that section different (not "Linked to Previous") and it be blank. When
I do this, it looks like it's doing the right thing in the Header/Footer
view, but when I click "Close" on the toolbar (& return to regular view), it
puts "Continued" on the last page again. Any ideas?? Thanks!
 
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Stefan Blom

Instead of adding a section, you can use a conditional field in the footer:

{ IF { PAGE } = { NUMPAGES } "" "Continued" }

To insert each pair of field delimiters, { }, press Ctrl+F9. Then type the
code as shown. Use F9 to update. To show/hide field codes, press Alt+F9.
 
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cristyh

I don't know what I was doing wrong before, but until today, I couldn't get
your suggested code to work. I revisited it today & it worked great. No
idea what I did differently, but thanks for the help! It's doing exactly
what I need it to.
 
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Stefan Blom

Note that (some versions of) Word might be a bit picky when it comes to the
presence or absence of spaces in the field code, which is one possible
explanation for your initial difficulties.

Anyway, I'm glad you got it sorted.
 

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