Edited question after resolution: I want different page numbers in each footer but I also want other additional text in the footer that must be the same on every page. How is that done?
Here is a good one for WORD 2016 power users. 6 pages in a document. Footers are all unlinked to accommodate different pages numbers on each page in the footer. For example, Page x of 6. However, there is other text in the footers that you want to be the same on every page and don't want to have to update every pages footer. Answer: Use the page X of Y feature for the page numbering and leave the footers linked. Hope this satisfies the moderator/sysadmins.
Tried using quick parts fields and that works great for text in the body of a word document. You can just highlight the whole body of every page in the document and update but for footers you cannot highlight all the text in every footer at the same time.