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Running headers/footers

Posted: 2009-06-17 12:45:45
by ptram

I would like to create automatic running headers, with variables pointing to a particular paragraph style.

So, if the page has a paragraph "This is heading 1" with the style H1 assigned, and a paragraph "And here is heading 2" with the style H2, I would like to be able to create a running header of this kind:

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{H1} - {H2}
resulting in:

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This is heading 1 - And here is heading 2
The actual text shown would change at each page, depending on the heading text of the current page.

Is this possible with Nisus Writer Pro?

Best regards,

Re: Running headers/footers

Posted: 2009-06-17 13:25:40
by martin
Sorry Paolo, but this isn't currently possible.

Re: Running headers/footers

Posted: 2014-08-13 05:48:45
by ptram
Hi Martin,

Any plan to add this anytime soon? I see you used running header in Nisus' manual, so I guess this could be of use to you as well.

In the meantime, I wonder if someone could write a macro that does the same thing that happened in the old PageMaker: adding running headers at once, as the latest step of making a book.

As a hint, I would say that the macro could replace all text delimited by special symbols in the headers or footers, making a difference between the left and right header/footer. For example, all text found inside the ## ## delimiters in the left page header could be replaced by the latest paragraph with the Chapter (or equivalent) style applied; all text found inside the ## ## delimiters in the right page header could instead be replaced by the latest paragraph with the Section (or equivalent) style applied.

I would let removing the special symbols as a last, manual step to be done when you are ready to release the book. In case you have to rework the book, you’ll simply replace the inserted text with the ## ## delimiters, and run the macro again.

Not as smart as automatic updating, but it could work while waiting for the real thing.