# fancyhdr not centering after changed geometry

I have a document with different page margins, so I have to change geometry settings after fancyhdr loaded. However, the width of header after geometry is not correct.

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage[left=35mm, right=35mm]{geometry}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\addtolength{\headheight}{8pt}
\fancyhead[C]{Some header text}

\begin{document}
It's fine here.
\newpage

\newgeometry{left=25mm, right=25mm}
PROBLEM: The line of header is 20mm narrower than expected here.
\end{document}


How can I solve this problem?

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You have to set the \geometry first, then \fancyhead. So in this instance, you have to reset the header. Have you tried that? Ideally, make a complete, minimal working example (MWE) that one can copy-and-paste to reproduce your problem. –  Werner Dec 25 '12 at 5:04
@Werner Thanks for your advices, and I've added the MWE. Also, how to "reset" the header? –  Haocheng Dec 25 '12 at 5:39

## 1 Answer

Here's a MWE

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\lhead{Hi}\rhead{Bye}
\makeatletter
\newcommand{\resetHeadWidth}{\fancy@setoffs}
\makeatother

\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}

\lipsum[1-3]

\pagebreak
\newgeometry{margin=1.5in}
\resetHeadWidth

\lipsum[1-3]

\pagebreak
\newgeometry{margin=0.75in}
\resetHeadWidth

\lipsum[1-3]

\end{document}


The key here is the new command \resetHeadWidth which calls the fancyhdr macro for defining the header and footer widths.

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It works, thank you. –  Haocheng Dec 25 '12 at 6:02