Charles Brunet, thank you. The people who created the extension capability for OpenOffice.org, thank you.
I've been longing, for years, for a simple "no page number on first page" checkbox. This is great. I'm only sorry I didn't see it til today.
Everybody, now, click here to get the extension. IT folks, get this extension now for all your users.
1. Download the extension.
2. In OpenOffice.org, choose Tools > Extension Manager, select My Extensions.
3. Click Add.
4. Find the downloaded extension file.
5. Restart OpenOffice.org.
6. In any Writer document, choose Insert Page Number.
7. You'll get this window with its many clear, useful options. The headers and footers are inserted automatically if you choose them, and you can choose the page number style. And, of course, there's the wonderful "no page number on first page" option.