A typical manuscript formatting requirement is to number all your pages except for the first one. <RANT> Microsoft manages to bury this seemingly simple task far away from the creation of headers and page numbers. Then they further obfuscate it with “ribbons” of tools that change with every release, and with confusing online help. </RANT>
If you’re using Apple’s OSX, you’re in luck. Instead of ribbons, we can still use menus. If you’re on Windows, this short procedure may still be helpful.
Click the Layout tab of the Document dialog. Adjust it like this screenshot. Under “Headers and footers” check “Different first page.” Make sure this applies to the whole document. (If your document has sections, you’ll need to experiment here.) Click OK.
In this example, I only want headers on the pages after the first page. So I type my header into the top of the second page and click Close.
That’s it! Happy writing.