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Old 12-01-2008, 10:49 AM
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Default Help with Header & Footer on first page only in Template


I am trying to make a new template which only has the header and footer on the first page (company letterhead). The template itself is only one page; I want to be able to have a blank header and footer on the subsequent pages.

However, the only way I know how to do this is with section breaks (which can't be in a header). Since the template is only one page, there is no second page to un-link the previous header.

Any thought? Let me know if I haven't been clear and I'll attempt to explain better.
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Old 12-01-2008, 03:25 PM
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I figured it out. I thought I'd post how I managed it here so that future googlers can get the same results

I am using Word 2007, so I created a new document. Then I selected the header, then ticked the "Different First Page" box that shows up in the Options section of the Design tab of the Ribbon.

This worked for me, since I wanted one header on the first page, and no headers on subsequent pages. If you want a header on the first page and then a different header on subsequent pages, follow these steps:

create document > select header on first page> create header > tick 'different first page' (same as above) > insert a page break > create second header > delete page break > save template.

Word will remember the second header even though there is only one page visible at the moment.

Hope this helps, it sure helped me!
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