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How to make a Writer template with header on first page only

asked 2017-12-06 01:47:50 +0200

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I'm trying to setup a template in Writer that has a header and footer on the first page only. All pages after the first should have no header or footer.

Thanks guys,

Bob of Seaspray Victoria, Australia

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What do you mean "header is automatically suppressed"? Have you forgotten to activate header/footer in page style?

ajlittoz gravatar imageajlittoz ( 2017-12-06 07:58:38 +0200 )edit

I want the first page, page 1, to display the header & footer. I want page 2 and all subsequent pages not to have a header or footer.

Bob of Seaspray gravatar imageBob of Seaspray ( 2017-12-07 05:01:37 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-12-07 08:18:35 +0200

ajlittoz gravatar image

You have two options.

  • The simplest (assuming you have only one page layout based on the default one)

Open the style side-panel with F11.

Click on the fourth icon from left in the toolbar (tooltip is Page Styles)

Right-click on Default Style and choose Modify....

Go to Header tab. Check Header on and uncheck Same content on first page.

Click OK

Next enter desired text in header area of first page and do nothing in (or erase) header area in page 2 (will repeat on following pages).

A variant of this option is to style the first page as First Page: with the cursor in the first page, double click on First Page. Style automatically switches to Default Style at end of page. Layout, i.e. margins, ..., may be different for first page.

  • The most versatile (requires familiarity with styles, notably page styles)

Allows to do the trick at every chapter start.

Define a page style for the "common" pages and another one for first page. In first page style, tab Organizer, set Next Style drop-down menu to the name of your "common" page style.

All other attributes can be set to your fancy to give any appearance you'd like.

If this answer helped you, please accept it by clicking the check mark ✔ to the left and, karma permitting, upvote it. If this resolves your problem, close the question, that will help other people with the same question.

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answered 2017-12-09 05:13:08 +0200

Bob of Seaspray gravatar image

Thanks very much for time, info and answer.

I'll give it a try!

Thanks again.

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For future reference, you should write things like this as a comment on the relevant answer.

KH gravatar imageKH ( 2017-12-10 14:51:35 +0200 )edit
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