Microsoft Word – Creating a header from Heading Styles

If you create a document using styles you can reference those styles in headers and footers. For example, you may have used a Heading 1 style to type in the text Chapter 1 and you also want Chapter 1 to be displayed in your header.

If using Microsoft Word 2007, Word 2010, Word 2013 or Word 2016:

  1. On the Insert tab, in the Header & Footer group, from the Header dropdown, select your preferred header style.
  2. In a suitable position in your header, from the Header and Footer Tools Design tab, in the Insert group, from the Quick Parts dropdown, click Field. The Field dialog box will be displayed.

  1. In the Field names section, click StyleRef. From the Field properties Style name section, click on the heading style to be used in your headers. Click OK. Headers based on the chosen heading style will be created throughout your document.

If using Microsoft Word 2003 or earlier:

  1. Click View – Header and Footer to open the header.
  2. Click Insert – Field and select the StyleRef field. In the Style name columns select the style you want to use in your headers.
  3. Click OK. Headers based on the chosen heading style will be created throughout your document.

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