Frequently asked questions - Writer

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

Since version 4 page styles have a property Same content on the first page available for headers and footers. So you only have to check or uncheck this box to get a specific layout or normal layout for the first page.

However if you have to share your document with software or versions that do not support this property, it is recommended to use a specific page style as explained in the following process.

Follow these steps :

  • put the cursor on the first page of the document;
  • display the Styles and Formatting window using the Format ▸ Styles and Formatting menu or (F11) ;
  • click on the Page style icon (4th from the left) ;
  • double click the Page style named First Page ; the name of the style is displayed in the status bar. It is also possible, at this point, to create your own First page style;
  • put the cursor at the end of the text of the first page;
  • select the Insert ▸ Manual break menu;
  • click on the Page break button;
  • in the drop down list, select the style you want to use for the next page (like Standard, for example);
  • click OK ;
  • select the Insert ▸ Header ▸ First page menu.

A frame for the page header will appear on the first page. Use the LibreOffice tools to complete the header.