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I'm using roman page numbers in my introduction section, but for the remainder of the document I use arabic numbers, and this custom footer:

\cfoot{\normalsize{\thepage~/~\pageref{LastPage}}}

This leads to ugliness like:

i/16

in the introduction.

How can I specify a different footer for the introduction?

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At the appropriate place inside your document you can issue \renewcommand{\thepage}{\arabic{page}} (for arabic numbering) and \renewcommand{\thepage}{\roman{page}} (for Roman numbering), and your footer should follow suit. So, use the former at the start of your introduction and the latter at the start of whatever follows the introduction. –  Werner May 14 '12 at 20:44
    
@Werner, I'm using \pagenumbering{roman} to switch the \thepage command between roman and arabic, and that works fine: the problem is the rest of the footer --- in the introduction I don't want the / N part of my 3 / N page numbering. –  James May 14 '12 at 21:04

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You can issue a renewed \cfoot as needed to change the footer of the fancy page style. Here's a minimal example showing its usage:

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\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}% http://ctan.org/pkg/fancyhdr
\usepackage{lastpage}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lastpage
\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
\pagestyle{fancy}%
\begin{document}

\cfoot{\normalsize\thepage}% Show only page number in footer
\pagenumbering{roman}% Roman-numbered pages (start from i)
\section{Introduction}
\lipsum[1-15]

\clearpage
\cfoot{\normalsize\thepage~/~\pageref{LastPage}}% Show page / LastPage in footer
\pagenumbering{arabic}% Arabic-numbered pages (start from 1)
\section{Other sections}
\lipsum[16-30]
\end{document}

Renewing the footer (or header for that matter) will have an effect from "this page onward." That's why I issued \clearpage to restart the numbering and footer formatting on a fresh page. I assume you're doing the same.

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Thanks a lot. It's really helpful :) –  user15075 May 29 '12 at 13:17

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