18.104.22.168 Adjusting headers and footers for conversion
Headers and footers often need adjustment for
conversion to Word. For example:
• A running
header or footer in Word can reference only one paragraph format, not
a list of alternate formats.
elements in Word cannot go down the side of the page; all header material
must be above any body material, and all footer material must be below
You might have to prepare a conversion template (see §2.4 Importing formats from
a conversion template) to apply before converting your
document, to make headers and footers comply with the following requirements:
elements must not extend below the top edge of the body frame.
elements must not extend above the bottom edge of the body frame.
• Top and
bottom of the body frame must be in the same position on all
pages (including the first).
• All header
text must be in one header frame, and all footer text in one footer frame.
must be in anchored frames, and must not extend outside the header or
If the header extends downward or the footer extends
upward (often along the side edge in FrameMaker), you might find that
Word forces a page break, so that there is only one line per page. In
Word, the body text has to start below the lowest point in the header,
and end above the highest point in the footer. When that is not possible,
Word puts out a minimum of one line anyway.
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