Microsoft Word/Headers


I'm writing a novel and have the chapter number in each chapter heading. Therefore, I did not select "same as previous" for the chapter headings. However, when I got to Chapter 33, "same as previous" was somehow added to all the following chapters and I can't figure out how to change this. Any ideas? I've tried to simply click it away, but it doesn't change anything.

Diana, the first thing I would do is make a second or backup copy of your document before you do anything.

Editing/repairing something like this can be very difficult and you can end up back at page one tryin to fix it.  

If I understand correctly you have many chapters after Chapter 33.  If you want to try and fix it you would start at the end of the document and go backwards to the error at Chapter 33.  I do not know what effect this will have on the document.

It is not clear what effect the same as previous is having on the subsequent pages, if  you are manually inserting a heading on each page.  

When you say clicking it away - do you mean you clicked on break the link?

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