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I am using a fancy page style for my report. I am using the following code to set the width of the body:

\usepackage[left=3cm, right=2.5cm, top=2.65cm, bottom=2.65cm]{geometry}

However, the bar in the header is not taking the same width. I would like to know how to fix the width of the black bar in the header.

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You should set \pagestyle{fancy} after the call to geometry. – egreg Mar 23 '13 at 19:00
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Thank you! I have a second question: how to remove the left title on this header? (and keep the right title of the header) – mirabelle Mar 23 '13 at 19:06
It seems that is a follow-up question. Please ask another question on the main site. – mafp Mar 27 '13 at 23:24

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As noted in a comment, you should put your pagestyle changes after the loading of geometry. If you still need to enlarge the header and/or footer, you can look for \fancyhfoffset in the fancyhdr documentation.

Here is an example of it in action, taken from the LaTeX Wikibook page on Page Layout.

    % Note the ## here. It's required because \fancypagestyle is making a macro
    % (\ps@fancybook).  If we just wrote #1, TeX would think that it's the argument
    % to \ps@fancybook, but \ps@fancybook doesn't take any arguments, so TeX would
    % complain with an error message.
    % You are not expected to understand this.
    \renewcommand*{\sectionmark}[1]{ \markright{\thesection\ ##1} }%
    \renewcommand*{\chaptermark}[1]{ \markboth{\chaptername\ \thechapter: ##1}{} }%
    % Increase the length of the header such that the folios
    % (typography jargon for page numbers) move into the margin
    \fancyhfoffset[LE]{6mm}% slightly less than 0.25in
    % Put some space and a vertical par between the folio and the rest of the header
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Thank you it works! I have a second question: how to remove the left title on this header? (and keep the right title of the header) – mirabelle Mar 23 '13 at 19:06
See the examples on the linked page. Modifying fancyhdr page styles via appropriate \.*mark and \mark.* macros is one of the trickier aspects of using it. – kahen Mar 23 '13 at 19:08
The simplest is of course just to use \fancyhead[LO]{}. That should make the left side of the header on verso (odd-numbered) pages empty. – kahen Mar 23 '13 at 19:14
Thank you, it is awesome! – mirabelle Mar 23 '13 at 19:17

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