Microsoft Word/Unwanted Headers


At the top of the beginning of chapters, I have unwanted headers. Could you give me  a good way to delete them without losing what I want
I have used Word 2007 to create a fiction book manuscript for create space. It has two sections with headers on odd and even pages (my name and title of the book) But at the top of each chapter is the title of the book header and I don't want them there.

I have not tried to number pages yet.

As far as Word is concerned, headers are controlled by sections -you can specify a different section everytime you want to change the header information (which is probably what you did for the copyright and title page).

Happy to try and expand further if this isn't clear - just let me know - and if you wish me to look at a sample document my direct email is
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Aidan Heritage


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