Of particular interest at the moment are Headers and Footers.Headers and Footers of Sections are not totally independent: it is possible to specify that one is the same as the previous one, or linked to the previous one (Word seems to use the two terms interchangeably).

By Dan Gookin Word 2010 has a way to let you add dynamic (changing) elements to your document.

You can insert fields, which are tidbits that can change, in a Word document, depending on a number of factors.

To avoid this problem, use the VBA macro in Listing 3.11 to update all the document's fields.

Add this macro to a Quick Access toolbar button or assign it a keyboard shortcut (I use Ctrl Alt Shift F9).

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It's also often useful to update all of a document's fields when the document is opened.

Word doesn't do that by default, but you can create a macro that does.

This leaves the Section before the break with no settings and Word, like nature, abhorring a vacuum, fills the gap with the only settings it has to hand, those of the Section following the Break.

Before going any further, it is worth pointing out that the behaviour is exactly the same when you delete an entire Section.

When you do this, the Header or Footer information is stored in the earlier, or earliest, Section and referred to by the later Sections.