Mac word 2008 header different first page

Now before you type anything, Go to header Footer. Have done as you suggest - but the radio button for 'link to previous' is greyed out and cannot be used so nothing changes and the header again appears on subsequent pages. I'd be grateful if you had any other ideas as this is supremely frustrating and time-wasting as I have to manually delete every page header that appears after the first page.

Link to Previous is dimmed because you're in the Section 1 Header It can't be Linked to Previous because there isn't a previous to which it can be linked: Also, simply clearing the check box doesn't remove any existing content.

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As an MVP my contributions here are purely voluntary. Regards, Bob J. No permanent difference, I'm afraid. The header disappears from the start of the second page when I delete it, but only until I come to type on it - then it appears again , and on subsequent pages, as before. I'm at a loss to understand why a relatively basic requirement - having a header only on the first page of a template - is so difficult to achieve.

OK, I believe this may be what's happening: When you "come to type on it" you're most likely starting before the Section Break. As a result the content flowing onto the 2nd page is a continuation of Section 1, therefore it is inheriting the Section 1 Header. You should be able to rectify it by confirming that you start entering new content after the Section Break. However, with nothing more to go on I'm not sure that a Section Break is needed. Unless you have some other requirement that justifies its existence, I'd recommend doing away with it altogether.

I'd simply start with a 'clean' version with no Header, Section Breaks, etc. If you wish, insert a Page Break following the content on the first page so you won't have to create one every time you generate a new document form the template.

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When you do create a new document, just click at the beginning of the 2nd page. Thanks again, Bob, but again nothing changes - the header appears as soon as I get to it with more content, that's the same whether it's with or without a section break, and from wherever I start typing. On your second suggestion, that is what I've tried to do previously and - yet again - the header is repeated on every following page.

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Ticking the 'different first page' button has no affect going on my experience. By the way, I'm not entering the header content directly as that would defeat the object of using a template. I'd like my work flow to be: I'm afraid I don't follow your final paragraph on use of a Page Break, though. I don't 'need' a section or a page break, it's just using a section break was suggested by other posters as a way of forcing the header to effectively 'turn off' - only it doesn't - on the following pages.

Please help. Writing a book where page number 1 starts on actual page 12 of document. No problems, but I want a headed of those numbers pages only NOT including the new chapter heading it would be redundant. When I do what you suggest, all of my page numbers are out of wack and each chapter now starts as page 1???

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Bob Jones AKA: CyberTaz Replied on October 14, Thanks for marking this as the answer. How satisfied are you with this reply? The page count begins with the very first page of your ETDR — the abstract title page.

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Page numbers are not displayed, however, on pages preceding the Table of Contents. This sequence continues through the remainder of the document. If page numbers are not displaying properly, follow the steps below to correct the problem. Follow these steps to correct the problem:. Sign in. Section breaks Open your document in Word. From the View menu, select Draft.


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