Want pagination to start 2nd page

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Want pagination to start 2nd page

Postby Lawrence14505 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:39 am

Trying to paginate a document so the pagination begins on page 2, and "1" is not printed on the first page. I can do this with other word processor programs. Is this possible??

I'd also like to select the number to begin with, so when I print the 2nd part of a document it will start at "37", or whatever.
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Re: want pagination to start 2nd page

Postby FJCC » Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:50 am

Yes, you can start the page numbering on the second page. The way to do that is to have different page style for the first page than for subsequent pages. There is some information about how to do that in this tutorial and the tutorial that is linked from there.
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Re: want pagination to start 2nd page

Postby Lawrence14505 » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:09 am

This seems REALLY complicated - no simple box to check the way it was with Microsoft Word. Is it really that hard to make it simple?
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Re: want pagination to start 2nd page

Postby FJCC » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:36 am

It is not complicated if you understand styles. I can do it in seconds. The hurdle for many MS Office users is that they are not used to applying styles and it takes a while to get accustomed to that method of working. As with any change in tools, it is a bother at first. I had to use Excel the other day for the first time in years and it really made my head hurt. I used it a lot at one time but it still felt clumsy and foreign.

Short version of the instructions:
Set a page style for the first page that does not include the header/footer where you plan to put the page number.
At the end of the text of the first page, insert a page break that includes a change in page style to the style that does include the header/footer.
Insert the page number field on the second page.
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