Different footer when continuous section break is mid-page

Copper Contributor

I have a document and I want to change the footer at an arbitrary point. However when adding a continuous section break, the footer only changes from the next page onwards. For example:


What I'd like is for the footer in red to be as per "Footer 2". Is this possible and if so, how?


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@lb483 What is the purpose of the Continuous Section Break?  There is no way to change the way that Word displays footers after a Continuouse Section Break, so the only thing that you can do is to move it to the bottom of the previous page.  If the reason for it is because you want to implement newspaper style columns on part of the page, insert a second Continuous Section Break to allow you to implement those columns.

@Doug_Robbins_Word_MVP - Thanks for the information.

I'm writing an instruction guide and I'm using the footer to include a "continued..." indication so that people know there are further steps over that page.

Once the final command has been performed, I want to clear the footer so that it doesn't display the "continued..." message. The intention was for the section break to allow a different footer to be used but it doesn't take effect until the subsequent page which, in this scenario, is too late.

I found a workaround. By using different odd and even footers, I was able to add the continuous section break one page earlier than needed. The page containing the section break will display the original footer (as we haven't reached the end of the instructions) but the next page will be into section 2 (for example), so I can change the footer as this will be either even or odd but definitely not the same as the page containing the section break. Hope that's clear.