# No page number on the first page of an Index (not ToC)

The publishing house I am going to publish a book with demands no page number on the first page of each chapter. I used \thispagestyle{empty} in most cases and had to use \renewcommand{\bibsetup}{\thispagestyle{empty}} for no number on the first page of the bibliography. But I could not find a solution for no page number on the first page of the Indexes. Is there anything like \bibsetup which works for the Indexes? You will see below that I tried already with \addtocontents{toc}{\protect\thispagestyle{empty}}, but it did not work.

Here is an excerpt of my file:

\documentclass[14pt,twoside]{book}
\usepackage{imakeidx}
\usepackage{fancyhdr, blindtext}
\begin{document}
%then the text

\cleardoublepage
\renewcommand{\bibsetup}{\thispagestyle{empty}}
\printbibliography
%this command works nicely

\thispagestyle{empty}
\thispagestyle{empty}
\printindex
\end{document}

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See also tex.stackexchange.com/a/103589/5001 for an answer that suppresses the page number automatically on the first page of the Index as well as the first page of every chapter. –  Mico Mar 27 at 10:12

As you're using fancyhdr, you may simply use \fancypagestyle to redefine the plain pagestyle (which is used for chapter-starting pages) so that it resembles the empty style. This works for "normal" chapters, for a bibligraphy created with biblatex, and for the index.

\documentclass{book}

\usepackage{biblatex}

\usepackage{filecontents}

\begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib}
@misc{A01,
author = {Author, A.},
year = {2001},
title = {Alpha},
}
\end{filecontents}

\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}

\fancypagestyle{plain}{%
\fancyhf{}%
}

\usepackage{imakeidx}
\makeindex

\begin{document}

\chapter{foo}

Some text \autocite{A01}\index{Alpha}.

\printbibliography

\printindex

\end{document}

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thank you very much! –  elisa freschi Mar 27 at 10:18