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How do I make a header appear on only the first page of my document?

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Checked.png Checked for technical accuracy Psjlisa 15:17, 27 June 2010 (UTC)


How do I make a header appear on only the first page of my document?


Follow these steps:

  • Open a new word processing document.
  • Enter some or all of the data that you want on your cover (1st) page (or simply hit the return key a few times)
  • Choose Format>Styles and Formatting
  • Click on the Page Styles icon (fourth one from the left)
  • Double-click on the page style called First Page. The page style name should appear on the status bar below your document. It is also possible at this point to create a custom first page style. You may close the Styles and Formatting window now, if desired.
  • Choose Insert > Manual Break
  • Select the button next to Page Break. Then select the style to use for the next page (pick one from the menu - such as Default).
  • Click OK.
  • Now you should have two pages. Put your cursor in the first page, then choose Insert > Header > First Page from the pulldown menus.
  • A header area will appear on the first page. Choose Insert > Fields to select from popular header items, or type your own header material


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