# How to enlarge the header of a fancy page style? [closed]

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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## closed as too localized by mafp, Werner, Kurt, Speravir, ThorstenMar 28 '13 at 6:30

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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

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.

``````\fancypagestyle{fancybook}{%
\fancyhf{}%
% 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
\fancyhfoffset[RO]{6mm}%
% Put some space and a vertical par between the folio and the rest of the header
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