I'm still getting frustrated with this and driven back to Word every time I start a new document. Especially galling now that you can actually set "ensure page break before" as a style attribute .
Meanwhile line height is arbitrarily capped at 100 points, so that's not a workaround, and "different first page" only affects header text, not margins/insets, so even creating a separate section per chapter is no help.
So far the best I can come up with is either:
- Separate sections for first page of each chapter and body of each chapter, using Insert > Section Break > Same Page immediately after the chapter title, and requiring finicky margin setup every time I create a new chapter
- Creating a special 'end of chapter' style with "ensure page break before" (getting some use out of the new feature, at least), allowing the space before the chapter title style to take effect, but also putting the logical, conceptual structure of the document at odds with the physical style.