Headers and Footers
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Each section in the document can have its own set of headers and footers. If no headers or footers are defined for a given section, the headers and footers from the previous section (if any) are used. The header (or footer) can be different for odd pages, even pages or the first page.
The following client commands are available for manipulating headers/footers programmatically. Call the commands in the notation given below:
|closeHeaderFooter||RichEditCommands.closeHeaderFooter||Gets a command to substitute a header/footer sub-document with the main sub-document as an active sub-document.|
|goToFooter||RichEditCommands.goToFooter||Gets a command to substitute a header sub-document with a footer sub-document of the same page as an active sub-document.|
|goToHeader||RichEditCommands.goToHeader||Gets a command to substitute a footer sub-document with a header sub-document of the same page as an active sub-document.|
|goToNextHeaderFooter||RichEditCommands.goToNextHeaderFooter||Gets a command to substitute a current header/footer with a header/footer of the next section as an active sub-document.|
|goToPreviousHeaderFooter||RichEditCommands.goToPreviousHeaderFooter||Gets a command to substitute a current header/footer with a header/footer of the previous section as an active sub-document.|
|insertFooter||RichEditCommands.insertFooter||Gets a command to create a footer sub-document (if it is not yet created) and set it as an active sub-document instead of the main sub-document.|
|insertHeader||RichEditCommands.insertHeader||Gets a command to create a header sub-document (if it is not yet created) and set it as an active sub-document instead of the main sub-document.|
|linkHeaderFooterToPrevious||RichEditCommands.linkHeaderFooterToPrevious||Gets a command to link a header/footer to the previous section, so it has the same content.|
|setDifferentFirstPageHeaderFooter||RichEditCommands.setDifferentFirstPageHeaderFooter||Gets a command to enable (or disable if it is enabled) a different page header and footer for the first page of the current section.|
|setDifferentOddAndEvenPagesHeaderFooter||RichEditCommands.setDifferentOddAndEvenPagesHeaderFooter||Gets a command to enable (or disable if it is enabled) a different page header and footer for odd and even pages of the current section.|
Manipulation Through UI
To enter a header (footer) editing mode, use the Header (or Footer) ribbon command located in the ribbon’s Insert tab, in the Header & Footer group.
To switch display modes, use the Different First Page and Different Odd & Even Pages ribbon commands (in the Header & Footer context ribbon tab in the Options group).
To insert fields displaying a current page number or the total number of pages, use the Page Number and the Page Count ribbon commands (located in the ribbon’s Insert tab in the Header & Footer group). You can also insert required field codes manually.