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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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¿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.
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¿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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Thank you SO MUCH for this! I had been looking around for clear instructions on exactly how to put headings into the footers of my pages in a massive word document, without having to create section breaks, and this was perfect! Many thanks.
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is there a possibility to insert sub chapters?I tried but if the structure is deep (ie: h1->h2->h3->h4......) it happens that it is not coherent with the content of the document
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¿Es posible insertar el título 1 y el título 2 (1. INTRODUCCIóN - 1.1. ANÁLISIS) con su numeración automática en cada pié de página? Solo consigo insertar el nombre del capítulo, pero no el número.
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I find this doesn’t always work correctly. I’ve used this method in a product spec and everything worked as expected. I went in to edit the document later, and some of the references to the “Heading 1” style on the page only showed the first letter of the text. If I double clicked on the reference in the footer, it would show the full test, but as soon as I clicked away from the reference, it would go back to showing only the first letter. Still haven’t figured it out.
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This method didn't work for me but I found an easier solution. Go to the Header / Footer tab by double clicking on the header space. Then go to Insert -> Quick Parts -> Field. Look for StyleRef in the Field names list and click on it. Then, in the Style name tab find the Header style that you used (Heading 1 for example) and click ok. Boom you're done :)
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Headings are missing from the list, i also checked in the Quick Parts but they are not there either.
Any idea on how to include them?

Thanks
Angel
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