Answered By: Desk Librarian
Last Updated: Jul 09, 2015     Views: 32

What you need is to create a header (or footer) and then tell your document not to use it on the first page. Here's how.

In your Word document:(based on Word 2007, adjust if you have different version)

  • Go to the top menu: Insert and choose Page Number.
  • Select the style you want (top, bottom, left, right, centered).
  • You will see your page number appear.

At this point, you are in the Header & Footer Tools menu.

  • In the menu bar, under Options, you will see a checkbox for Different First Page.
  • Check this box and your first page will not have a page number (or whatever you put in the header or footer).
  • Then click on Close Header and Footer.

You can use these steps to create a header or footer with any content that will display on all pages except page 1.

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