# [Tex/LaTex] how to remove page numbers from first page of chapters

My report requires page numbers to start from 1st chapter 1st page.
So I use

\pagenumbering{arabic}


just before I do

\include{tex_files/chapter1)Introduction}


Now I want the page counting to start from 1st page, but I dont want the page numbers to appear on the first page of each chapter.

How to do this?

Quick (and dirty?) solution: \thispagestyle{empty} just after \chapter{...}.

In the report class, it's the \chapter command that selects the page style for the first chapter page:

\newcommand\chapter{\if@openright\cleardoublepage\else\clearpage\fi
\thispagestyle{plain}%
\global\@topnum\z@
\@afterindentfalse
\secdef\@chapter\@schapter}


Thus a solution is to change plain into empty, by adding the following to the document preamble:

\makeatletter
\renewcommand\chapter{\if@openright\cleardoublepage\else\clearpage\fi
\thispagestyle{empty}%
\global\@topnum\z@
\@afterindentfalse
\secdef\@chapter\@schapter}
\makeatother


If you don't plan to use the plain pagestyle, then a simpler

\makeatletter
\let\ps@plain\ps@empty
\makeatother


would suffice.

A similar patch should probably be made also to \part; you can get both with this alternative code that doesn't require looking at report.cls in order to find the definitions:

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\patchcmd{\chapter}{plain}{empty}{}{}
\patchcmd{\part}{plain}{empty}{}{}