I have page number for some first few pages in roman style (\pagenumbering{roman}) and the rest arabic (\pagenumber{arabic}).

Now it need to position them such that:

  • page number should be 3/4 of an inch from the bottom edge of the page.
  • they should be flush with the right page margin.

I've tried


but page numbers position in the middle of bottom page. Also, I don't know how to change the position of page number with respect to bottom of the page.

Can someone please help?


  top    = 1in,
  bottom = 0.75in,
  left   = 1.25in,
  right  = 1.25in,
  headsep=5mm,%%% Example
\fancyhf{}% clearsall
\fancyhead[RE,LO]{\normalsize foo}


  • You need to add a \thispagestyle{fancy} to the first page of each chapter, or redefine pagestyle plain to be fancy. (\let\ps@plain=\ps@fancy) – John Kormylo Mar 1 '16 at 15:45
  • no, I do not need that. I always use plain on chapter pages. – user2478 Mar 1 '16 at 16:19
  • hmm, I got some page numbers flushed to the right correctly, but then some pages have the page numbers in the middle. really weird. Can't find what causes this. – chepukha Mar 1 '16 at 18:41
  • btw, here's the variation I used. – chepukha Mar 1 '16 at 18:49
  • 1
    Delete the lines \textheight=.. and \textwidth=.. That should all be done by the settings of geometry – user2478 Mar 2 '16 at 20:45

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