If you\u2019re writing a longer document, you might want to add chapter headers. If nothing else, they make it much easier to find a particular section in a document quickly. Some universities also require them in theses and dissertations.\r\n\r\nLuckily, they\u2019re also reassuringly easy to add in Microsoft Word, as we will explain in this post.\r\nStep One: Apply Heading Styles\r\nMicrosoft Word can automatically generate chapter\/section headers based on the headings in your document. But to do this, you need to apply Heading styles first.\r\n\r\nThese can be found in the Styles gallery on the Home tab (or via the Styles pane). Usually, you would use \u2018Heading 1\u2019 for the main headings in your document. So what you need to do is:\r\n\r\n \tFind \u2018Heading 1\u2019 in the Styles gallery\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3934" align="aligncenter" width="937"] The 'Styles' gallery.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nIf you need to apply specific formatting options, right click and select \u2018Modify\u2019\r\n \tSelect formatting as required and click \u2018OK\u2019 to update the style\r\n \tGo through your document applying \u2018Heading 1\u2019 to all chapter headings\r\n\r\nStep Two: Adding Section Breaks\r\nNext, you will need to add section breaks between each chapter. This will let you apply a different header to each section of the document. The process here is:\r\n\r\n \tFind the start of the first chapter in your document and place the cursor before the heading\r\n \tGo to \u2018Page Layout\u2019 and select \u2018Next Page\u2019 from \u2018Section Breaks\u2019 in the \u2018Breaks\u2019 menu\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3937" align="aligncenter" width="274"] Adding section breaks.[\/caption]\r\n \tRepeat this for each chapter in your document\r\n\r\nStep Three: Adding Headers\r\nAnd now, the moment of truth! This step can be broken down into two parts. First, you need to make sure that the headers in each section are separated. To do this:\r\n\r\n \tGo to the first chapter in your document\r\n \tOpen the header by double clicking the space at the top of the page or going to Insert > Header & Footer > Header > Edit Header\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3938" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Editing headers.[\/caption]\r\n \tOnce the header is open, go to Design > Navigation and deselect \u2018Link to Previous\u2019\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3939" align="aligncenter" width="358"] Unlinking sections.[\/caption]\r\n \tRepeat for each chapter or section in the document\r\n\r\nThis will let you apply a separate header in each section. All you need to do is:\r\n\r\n \tOpen the header in the first section\/chapter\r\n \tGo to References > Captions > Cross-reference\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3940" align="aligncenter" width="353"] Cross-referencing.[\/caption]\r\n \tIn the new window, select \u2018Heading\u2019 under \u2018Reference type\u2019\r\n \tPick the relevant heading from the list available and click \u2018Insert\u2019\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_3941" align="aligncenter" width="376"] Adding chapter headers.[\/caption]\r\n \tRepeat for each chapter\/section in the document\r\n\r\nThis will add the chapter title to the page header throughout each section. Keep in mind, though, that you will need to change the headers if you revise the chapter titles during editing, as they do not update automatically.\r\n\r\nOnce this is done, your document will look superbly professional.