I am in the process of designing a letterhead template for one of my clients so that he can use it as a template in MS Word.

I don't have MS Office installed myself, I use LibreOffice. We agreed that I would send over the template in the form of a .docx document with the header and footer elements using the parts that I've designed.

This all seems quite straightforward, but then I realised (in the middle of the job) that I need to allow the template to account for a continuation sheet, which is basically just a more basic version of the first page.

Is there a way I can set up the document like so?

  • Front page template consisting of header + footer
  • Continuation sheet with alternate header + footer
  • Any subsequent pages use same continuation sheet layout automatically

Yes, that's pretty much how you do it. You create a Section with the front page header/footer, and then the second page is a new Section with a different header/footer. The template which is given to the client is always two pages so that any typing spillover from Section 1 goes to Section 2, and then pages 3–N use the Section 2 header/footer.

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I'm having a similar issue, but my letterhead had a watermark on both the first and second pages. The first page also has a header and footer. The second and all following pages should only have the watermark.

Currently, if I add text it will flow onto a second page that is a duplicate to the first. I have created the second page how I want it, however the text is not flowing to my created second page.

If I go into the header/footer area and select "Different First Page" my watermark changes locations and it give me another page.

How can I correct my template so that it will be as I'd like?

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