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  • I use Word for Mac 2008 on a MacBook Pro.  I am creating a revision to a formal document and need to know how to change the header ONLY on revised pages without affecting the other headers or the page numbering sequence within the section. 
    Sunday, February 5, 2017 4:27 AM

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  • Unless you apply Section breaks before & after the revision, that's really not possible. In any event, there are cogent reasons for not revising formal documents that way - the results can be catastrophic. See: http://wordmvp.com/FAQs/Numbering/ChapterNumber.htm

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    Sunday, February 5, 2017 8:01 AM
  • Hi WordforMacUser,

    Please refer to the reply of Paul to see if it can fix your issue. If his suggestion is helpful, it would be appreciated that you could help mark his reply as answer then it will be easier for others who have a similar issue to find the useful one.

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    Monday, February 6, 2017 3:41 AM
  • See Paul's reply. Read the link. He knows what he is talking about. So does John McGhie who wrote that article.

    That said, Word is not really designed to do this. If you follow the suggestion to put Section breaks before and after to change the headers you will make your document MUCH harder to edit. It is the equivalent of chopping up the furniture for firewood because you really want a fire, when you are not cold and have a furnace that works. You are likely to regret the decision. Eventually, you are going to want some furniture, and eventually you are going to want a document you can edit easily.

    Sections / Headers and Footers in Microsoft Word (Ribbon Versions)

    Consider, instead, using the Track Changes feature and printing with some sort of change annotation.

    Charles Kenyon Madison, WI

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 8:58 PM