# Simple footer with fancyhdr and pagestyle fancy, article with frontmatter etc

I am trying to get a simple on every page but excluding title page. Now I only get footer in front matter and excluding title page. The main matter do not get footer.

Edit: I want a simple footer (same footer) on every page except the title page. Abstract and table of contents, etc shall have roman numbers, the rest Arabic numbers. And I want to use headings to get chapter in top and subchapter when it is a subchapter. I shall look at KOMA-script and if I have to read The LaTeX Companion again. So right now you can wait with answers to I have tried some time. I am coming back with a solution in the weekend. Thanks everybody for the directions I got and for the editing of the code.

Sorry for the confusing first post. I have some postoperative pain and health problem now. But I am feeling better for every day now.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\fancyfoot{}
\fancyfoot[LE, LO]{Footer}
\title{My awesome title}
\author{Myself}
\begin{document}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\maketitle
\thispagestyle{empty}
\newpage
\pagenumbering{roman}
\begin{abstract}
Hello world.
\end{abstract}
\newpage
\tableofcontents
\listoffigures
\newpage
\fancyfoot{}
\newpage
\pagenumbering{arabic}
Foo bar baz.
\end{document}


I think I shall use renew command after \pagestyle{headings} or something to get the footer in the main matter. But how?

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You don't need \pagestyle{headings} as you have already used \pagestyle{fancy} after \begin{document}. just remove \fancyfoot{} –  Harish Kumar Dec 7 '12 at 2:23
–  Kurt Dec 7 '12 at 2:46
Thanks. I have The LaTeX Companion, but it is four years since I read it, so I have forget some things. And if you translate the title from Swedish you see that I am not feeling so good. I am to tired to read it now so I was lazy and asked here. –  Richard Larsson Dec 7 '12 at 2:59
Do you really need this footer on every page? Were should the page number be? There are modern classes like KOMA-Script or memoir with build-in typography ... –  Kurt Dec 7 '12 at 3:19
I reduced your code to somewhat of a minimal working example (MWE) and added a picture. Please make sure to do that when asking questions here. I left a warning in there that you might want to take care of: Package Fancyhdr Warning: \fancyfoot's E' option without twoside option is use less on input line 5. Besides, you're talking about "front matter" and "main matter", which are technical terms for content units in the "bigger" document classes report and book, but not available in article, so you're not actually using them currently. –  doncherry Dec 7 '12 at 4:06

It's not entirely clear to me from the question (I'd use a report- or book-like class for this type of thing), but perhaps

\documentclass[]{article}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\fancypagestyle{plain}{%
\fancyfoot{}%
}
\fancyfoot{}
\fancyfoot[L]{Footer}
\fancyfoot[C]{\thepage}
\title{My awesome title}
\renewcommand*{\sectionmark}[1]{\markboth{\MakeUppercase{#1}}{}}
\author{Myself}
\begin{document}
\pagestyle{empty}
\maketitle
\newpage
\pagestyle{fancy}
\pagenumbering{roman}
\begin{abstract}
Hello world.
\end{abstract}
\newpage
\tableofcontents
\listoffigures
\clearpage
\section{A demo}
\pagenumbering{arabic}
Foo bar baz.
\end{document}
`

is about what you are after.

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