After typesetting, the page numbers in my document fluctuates from right aligned to centre aligned. How can I ensure a specific and consistent page number alignment?

\documentclass[a4paper,12pt, oneside, final]{book}
\usepackage[UKenglish]{babel}% http://ctan.org/pkg/babel
\usepackage[UKenglish]{isodate}% http://ctan.org/pkg/isodate
%Original date format: \today \par
\cleanlookdateon% Remove ordinal day reference
%Modified date format: \today
\usepackage[inner=2.5cm, outer=2.5cm, top=2.5cm, bottom=2.5cm, bindingoffset=1cm]{geometry}
\renewcommand{\cfttabfont}{Table }
\renewcommand{\cftfigfont}{Figure }
%See MikTeX and Advanced LaTeX.pdf
%microtype is used for justification of paragraphs
\renewcommand\cftchapaftersnum{.}% adds dot after chapter title in ToC
\renewcommand\cftchapdotsep{\cftdotsep}% adds leader dots from chapter titles to page numbers
% scale dots
% change separation between dots
\renewcommand\@dotsep{10} %default: 4.5
\usepackage{lipsum} % placeholder text
  • In which consistent position do you desire the page numbering? By the way, since oneside is being used, the E, O modifiers for fancyhdr have no real effect. Commented Mar 19, 2014 at 20:09
  • Welcome to the site! Could you make a copy of your file, and strip the copy down to a minimum working example? Presumably not all of your packages are necessary to demonstrate the problem? :)
    – cmhughes
    Commented Mar 19, 2014 at 20:16
  • I usually place the page numbers at the bottom of the page and centre-align it. The text provided constitutes a minimum working example in my view as I intend to prepare a thesis. Hope this helps.
    – Donavon
    Commented Mar 19, 2014 at 20:21
  • @Donavon change the line \fancyfoot[LE,RO]{\thepage} to \fancyfoot[C]{\thepage}. Commented Mar 19, 2014 at 20:29
  • @GonzaloMedina That worked perfectly, thanks.
    – Donavon
    Commented Mar 19, 2014 at 20:39

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