I am using

\lhead{My Name}

This setup creates header with a horizontal line.

  1. How can I remove line appearing in header?
  2. When I convert this document to pdf it creates one inch extra space in my header. This space does not show up in dvi display or in postscript file. But does show up in pdf. How can I remove extra space in pdf?
\documentclass[10pt, twocolumn]{article}

\usepackage {amsfonts}
\usepackage{mathtools, fancyhdr}



\usepackage[margin=0.7in, headsep=4pt]{geometry} 

\chead{My Name, Date...... }

e^{-at} \hspace{1cm} \sin bt & \frac{b}{(s+a)^2+b^2} \hspace{1cm} & s>-a\\
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    Welcome to TeX.sx! For your first question see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/13896/…. For the second question please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. – lockstep Mar 29 '13 at 16:01
  • Are you using US Letter paper or ISO A4 paper? – egreg Mar 30 '13 at 0:17
  • Your document seems to work fine for me. Try using \usepackage{showframe}. My guess is that it's your viewer. Some viewers add extra space around the edges of your document. There should be a setting to turn such behavior off. By using showframe, you'll better be able to judge whether it's something with LaTeX or something with your viewer. – A.Ellett Mar 30 '13 at 0:55
  • Also, the order you're calling things doesn't seem correct. You should invoke the geometry package before you use fancyhdr. Otherwise, fancyhdr won't get the margins correct. Also, if you're going to use the geometry package, I'm not sure why you're setting \evensidemargin and \rightsidemargin. I believe that the geometry package overrides your setting. – A.Ellett Mar 30 '13 at 1:30

You can set the width of the rules using


That should effectively make them disappear.

  • what about second problem? extra space in pdf. – BasicTex Mar 29 '13 at 16:11
  • The second problem sounds like something going on with your viewer. But, it might help if you posted a MWE for which others can recreate the same problem. – A.Ellett Mar 29 '13 at 16:18
  • Here is my example that creates an extra space at the beginning of the document while viewing pdf file. – BasicTex Mar 30 '13 at 0:10
  • how to make it readable? All lines are combined together. Check my original post. – BasicTex Mar 30 '13 at 0:13
  • This did it. Thanks! – bit_by_bit Apr 21 '20 at 1:14

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