Word 2016 - Create a template that has header and footer only on the first page

I read quite a few posts on how to have header and footer only on the first page in a word document. 

I tried to apply this method to a dotx file (template) but when using the template the next pages get the header and footer. Nothing I tried so far worked.

Does anyone have an idea if this is possible and how to do that

Many thanks

Answer
Answer

Step by step:

  • Open the header pane by double-clicking there.
  • If the blue tag attached to the dashed line says "Header" instead of "First Page Header", select any text and/or graphics the header and cut it to the clipboard, leaving the header empty.
  • On the Header & Footer Tools tab of the ribbon, check the box for "Different First Page". The blue tag will now say "First Page Header".
  • Paste or type the header text and/or graphics you want on the first page only.
  • On the Header & Footer Tools tab, click the Go to Footer button.
  • Repeat the preceding steps for the footer text and/or graphics. While "Different First Page" is checked, you'll have to press Ctrl+Enter to create a temporary second page in order to see the original footer and cut it to the clipboard; then delete the manual page break.

If you insert any section break later in the document, by default the new section's first-page header and footer will be linked to (and repeat) the preceding section's first-page header and footer. If that's not what you want, go to the new section's first-page header and click the Link to Previous button in the Header & Footer Tools tab to turn it off, and then repeat that in the new section's first-page footer.

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Last updated June 22, 2019 Views 278 Applies to: