Making a patch

I usually fix the SlackBuilds I maintain by sed, as it makes things much more transparent. However, sed is not always an option, especially for some big fixes or fixes that contain “weird” characters, for example something like this:

unless (defined(@$slist) && defined($hlist_sel)) {

The above is an excerpt from perlprimer.pl, that had to be fixed. The problem in question has been discussed here. I wanted to provide a fix for my perlprimer.SlackBuild, therefore I decided to make a patch.
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LibreOffice: start numbering at page 2

I have a text document prepared in LibreOffice Writer, where the first page should contain only title and table of contents. Page numbering should then begin on the following page. That’s it: page 1 should have no numbering, page 2 should be numbered 1, page 3 should be numbered 2 and so on… How to do it?
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