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How do you turn off page numbering from the first page in a LaTeX document?

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In the line after begin document, do the follows:

\begin{document}
 \pagenumbering{gobble} 

Do the title and author before this.

Then, on the actual first page, do:

\newpage
\pagenumbering{arabic}  
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usually, the first page contains only a page number as its "headers". thus to turn off the page number on the first page, somewhere on that page issue the command \thispagestyle{empty}.

if this command is used on a non-first page, it will wipe out also any running heads that have been included. this can be useful for producing occasional entirely blank pages.

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If the first page contains either a \chapter command or \maketitle with the notitlepage class option, one has to issue \thispagestyle{empty} after the respective command. –  lockstep Feb 10 '12 at 22:27

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