I am writing a short document which I need to fit all on 1 page. I am trying to squeeze everything on there, and because I'm short of space, I wanted my name and title just to be a header right at the top.

I have used:

\lhead{\footnotesize \parbox{11cm}{Title of Document} }
\rhead{\footnotesize {My Name} }

to do this. This, however, has introduced a page number at the bottom of the page that I don't want. I have used:


but it doesn't seem to help.

Finally, My text begins immediately under the header, but I would like a blank line of two. I have tried


and also


but neither seems to work.

Any help would be appreciated.

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    Wouldn't it be easier to redefine the margins and \textheight a little larger, rather than trying to use a solution involing headers? Commented Jun 11, 2013 at 11:44
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    To remove the page number you also can define all the fields created with the fancyhdr as empty. There are 6 fields by default l,r and c for head and foot. Example:\rfoot{}. This would also allow you to be aware of which fields exist and what you have put in them.
    – Ludovic C.
    Commented Jun 11, 2013 at 12:58

1 Answer 1


To use as much space as possible, use the classoption twocolumn. Remove the pagenumber by using \thispagestyle{empty} somewhere after \begin{document}. Enlarge the page by \enlargethispage{Xem}, for X put a number, something like 5 should do.

For your needs use the starred form of \vspace, e.g. \vspace*{2\baselineskip}.

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