When creating a document in Microsoft Word 2013, you may want to omit the page number from the first page. This is often done for title pages or cover pages to give a cleaner and more professional look. While the most common method to achieve this is by using sections, there is another way to omit the page number from the first page without using sections. In this article, we will guide you through the steps to omit the page number from the first page of a Word 2013 document without using sections.
Step 1: Open the Header and Footer
The first step is to open the header and footer section of your Word document. To do this, double-click on the top or bottom margin of the first page. This will open the header and footer section for editing.
Step 2: Insert a Page Break
Next, we need to insert a page break to create a new section in the document. This will allow us to have different headers and footers for the first page and the rest of the document. To insert a page break, go to the Insert tab and click on “Page Break” in the Pages group.
Step 3: Create a Different Header and Footer for the First Page
Now that we have created a new section, we can create a different header and footer for the first page. To do this, go to the Design tab under Header & Footer Tools and check the box next to “Different First Page” in the Options group. This will allow us to have a different header and footer for the first page.
Step 4: Remove the Page Number from the First Page
To remove the page number from the first page, simply click on the page number in the header or footer and press the Delete key on your keyboard. This will remove the page number from the first page only, leaving the rest of the document unaffected.
Step 5: Close the Header and Footer
Once you have removed the page number from the first page, you can close the header and footer section by clicking on the “Close Header and Footer” button on the Design tab. This will take you back to the main document.
Step 6: Check Your Work
Finally, it is important to check your work to ensure that the page number has been successfully omitted from the first page. You can do this by scrolling through the document and checking the header and footer sections. The first page should not have a page number, while the rest of the document should have page numbers.
By following these simple steps, you can easily omit the page number from the first page of a Word 2013 document without using sections. This method is quick and easy, and it allows you to have a clean and professional-looking document without the hassle of using sections.
Have you tried this method before? Do you have any other tips for omitting page numbers? Let us know in the comments.