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For various reasons, I need to put my name and title in the header of a LaTeX document. The reason is I have a page limit and need the extra space which is taken up by \maketitle. Does anyone know how to do this? For reference, I am using the standard amsart document class.

What I have tried so far is to use the package fancyhdr and then writing




in the preamble, but I cannot get the header to appear on the first page (the desired header appears on subsequent pages). Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Welcome to TeX.SE. – Peter Grill Nov 6 '12 at 1:37
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Including \thispagestyle{fancy} adds the title to the first page:

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  • The lipsum package was used just to provide dummy text. It is not needed in your document.






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Thank you very much, this worked! May I ask what the purpose of \thispagestyle{fancy} is? – student555 Nov 6 '12 at 1:48
That'll teach me not to guess at solutions!! :-) I don't know for sure, but would guess (opps, here I go again) that the page style is set to plain initially so that the header/footer does not show up on the title page (which is normally the desired behavior). – Peter Grill Nov 6 '12 at 1:59
Thank you. But I found my page numbers are correspondingly missed! – Gudson Chou Oct 3 '14 at 3:14
@Comeseeconquer: I am not sure if you are asking a question. If so, please post a new question. If this solution worked for you then you should give feedback clicking the 'up' arrow you can see above each answer's score. – Peter Grill Oct 3 '14 at 18:27

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