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Merging 2 independant templates in 1 Word 2010 template

I have created a template in Word 2010
It's say 10 pages. Pages 2-9 are identical. See rough sample attached in docx format
I'm wondering if it is possible to have the 1st page different to the rest of the template?
I tried this & it works to an extent but if I say try to move the table on Page 1 to the right of the screen,
it changes pages 2-9!
"On the View tab, select the Print Layout document view.
Double click the header area of the document.
On the Header & Footer Tools Design tab, in the Options group,
select the check box for Different First Page."

Is there some way to have an independant 1st page which I can format independantly?
I dont want to change pages 2-9. Just page 1
Any help would be much appreciated!
ExpExch.docx
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
See rough sample attached in docx format
No file attached!
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Kerry MooreAuthor Commented:
sorry! it is now!
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
ok ― i see

my first suggestion is to use the Table Tools ―> Layout tab ―> Merge options and split the table with the cursor in Click here to enter text. cell on page 2.

now what you modify in the table on page 1 will not affect the table on subsequent pages the rest of the document.

my second suggestion is to use Save As to save the the document as a TEMPLATE (i.e using .dotx extension rather than .docx making sure that you place it in the correct directory (%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates)

now, when you open a copy of the template, it will always load as Document 1 (or 2, or 3...) and the template will NOT change every time you use it
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Kerry MooreAuthor Commented:
thats brilliant Dave!!! That was the clue i was looking for! Can i ask a couple of smaller queries re the template before i close this off?
eg Is it possible to change the font color & size for the added text on page 1 beside Customer Name, Email etc?
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
thats brilliant Dave!!!
dave's not here ;-) it's Paul...

feel free to ask a few more questions, but I can't get back to you until tomorrow - it's 11PM here
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Kerry MooreAuthor Commented:
sorry Paul!! talk later & thanks again
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Is it possible to change the font color & size for the added text on page 1 beside Customer Name, Email etc?
yes, place the cursor in the Content Control box and select a new color
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Kerry MooreAuthor Commented:
thanks Paul. i already tried & saved the template that but it just defaults to black? It doesnt seem to hold the setting unless i do it manually
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
you're correct. try splitting each cell first, then place the Content Control box in the second cell, change the color and save
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Kerry MooreAuthor Commented:
Hi Paul, i tried that but the font is still black! After splitting the cells, I goto HOme & then click inside each Design box & highlight Dark Red font but no joy. I'm sure I'm missing something obvious!
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
let me give it a last shot...
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
ok - there are 3 more steps here:

1 - create a new style for the Content Control box
2 - split each cell first, then place the Content Control box in the second cell
3 - place cursor in the Content Control box and apply the style created in step 1
- repeat for each Content Control box
this only applies to page 1

i did the first row for you
ExpExch---Copy.dotx
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Kerry MooreAuthor Commented:
Thanks Paul! I'm nearly there. But am happy to close off & award you loads of points!
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Kerry MooreAuthor Commented:
excellent help from Paul!!
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