# How can I make a header not apply to the first page?

I'm using the mla13.sty package, and it puts a header with my last name and page number at the upper right of every page. How can I get it to not write this header only on the first page? (And of course have page two numbered as page 2?)

• mla13 uses fancy pagestyle (from fancyhdr). Try \thispagestyle{plain} for the relevant page – user31729 Apr 28 '16 at 22:13
• That seems to have removed the page number from the top, but added one to the bottom. How can I remove both? – Jonathan Apr 28 '16 at 22:40
• \thispagestyle{empty} is probably what he meant. – jon Apr 28 '16 at 22:50
• @jon: Well, actually plain, because it was only removing the header, not removing anything ;-) – user31729 Apr 29 '16 at 19:28
• @ChristianHupfer Want to answer? – Johannes_B Mar 5 '17 at 15:28

Since mla13 uses fancyhdr and has \pagestyle{fancy} as effective code, a \thispagestyle{plain} is sufficient for the title page, on order to remove the name information on the page header.

After that the fancy style will be applied again automatically.

The usual warning: Editors of papers, journals etc. or Thesis offices of universities etc. might reject such removals or additions.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{mla13}
\title{How to recognize trees from quite a distance away}
\firstname{Gandalf}
\lastname{Stormcrow}
\professor{Professor Dr. Arthur Gumby}
\class{How to recognize trees from quite a distance away}
\sources{numberthreethelarch.bib}
\begin{document}
\thispagestyle{plain}
Grey water systems are a technique that aids in water conservation efforts by reusing water that doesn't need to be fully cleaned. For example, many grey water systems use the water that comes from the shower drain to water the lawn or fill the toilet. Even though this water isn't going to a water treatment plant, doesn't mean that it is not clean. Grey water systems are equipped with a filter that removes most soaps and solid objects that make their way through the drainage system \cite{planetArk}. With a private market for greywater systems developing, there are a variety of commercial systems that filter water to remove hair, lint, and debris, and remove pollutants, bacteria, salts'' and many more materials \cite{pacificInst2010}