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How to add chapter title to header or footer in Word document?

Normally, you can insert the header or footer with document path, name quickly and easily in a Word file. But, have you ever tried to insert the chapter title to header or footer, so that, the content of the header or footer is depended on what chapter the page is in. This article, I will talk about how to solve this job in Word document.

Add chapter title to header or footer in Word document


Add chapter title to header or footer in Word document

To insert each chapter title to header or footer, you can use the Quick Parts feature to achieve it, please do as this:

1. Firstly, you should apply a paragraph style to the chapter title that you want to insert as header or footer, in this example, my chapter title is styled as Heading 1, see screenshot:

doc chapter title to header 1

2. Then click Home > Header / Footer, and choose one header or footer style, see screenshot:

doc chapter title to header 2

3. And then, click Quick Parts > Field under the Design tab, see screenshot:

doc chapter title to header 3

4. In the popped out Field dialog box, do the following operations:

  • (1.) Select Links and References from the Categories drop down list;
  • (2.) In the Field names list box, please choose StyleRef option;
  • (3.) And then, find and select Heading 1 which is your chapter style you created from the Style name list box.

doc chapter title to header 4

5. After finishing the settings, please click OK button, and now, the chapter title has been inserted into the header or footer, see screenshot:

doc chapter title to header 5

Notes:

1. If there's more than one Heading 1 on one page, only the first appeared one will be inserted into the header or footer.

2. The header or footer will be changed automatically when the chapter title is changing.

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    Mi corazon pintado blanquiazul · 2 months ago
    ¿Es posible agregar un encabezado en la ultima pagina de un documento de word? es decir, si el documento aumenta en paginas, que el encabezado se vaya recorriendo a la ultima página.
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    jesus · 2 months ago
    ¿Es posible configurar un encabezado en la ultima página de un documento? es decir, conforme el documento vaya creciendo, el encabezado se vaya recorriendo a la ultima página de forma automática.