Microsoft Word/Headers in 2010 MS Word


I want a header containing my name and address on page 1 but not on page 2, page 3, etc. I have the Dummies book for WORD 2010 but they only describe how to eliminate the header on Page 1 and place a header on Page 2, etc.

Can you tell me how to place a header on Page 1 but not on Page 2 and the following pages of a letter

I'm not sure what method the Dummies book gives but it SHOULD be the same - on the page layout ribbon, click the button at the bottom right of the paragraph section to bring up the full layout dialog box - on the layout tab, click the "different first page" button - I would HOPE that this is basically the method you have been told for a blank header on page 1 - to get the header information, simply go to page one and set up the header as you wish.

There are other ways of achieving this but the above method should be the easiest.  I'm working from office 2013, but I THINK the ribbons I've described are the same in 2010 - but if you have any problems following these instructions do let me know.
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Aidan Heritage


I have provided first hand support since `95 for Microsoft Office majoring in Word and Excel - support for all versions of Word from 2 onwards

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