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I'm writing my final report in LaTeX for my bachelor's degree. I'm aiming at having a document similar to the .doc template used normally.

I want to have my customs headers and footers applied on pages when I'm starting a new chapter.

I'm using documentclass report with fancyhdr and lastpage packages.

My headers are defined like this:

\lhead{\myTitle}
\rhead{\today}
\cfoot{\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}}

My chapters are created using standard \chapter{title} macro.

On pages with new chapters, the only headers/footers I see is the standard page number at the bottom.

What should I do?

EDIT: I've finally gone with Peter Breitfeld's solution. I'Ve gone a step further and created my own chapter command:

\newcommand{\myChapter}[1]{
    \chapter{#1}
    \thispagestyle{fancy}
}

Thanks for the help!

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LaTeX by default switches to \pagestyle{plain} on pages with \chapter{...}. You have to overwrite this:

\documentclass{report}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{lastpage}

\pagestyle{fancy}  

\lhead{myTitle}
\rhead{\today}

\begin{document}

\chapter{Introduction}
\thispagestyle{fancy}    %% <---- switch
some Text

\newpage
 some more text


\end{document}
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You should better redefine the plain pagestyle as described in the documentation of fancyhdr –  Ulrike Fischer Mar 30 '12 at 20:36
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