# Add a different drawing at the bottom of every page

I am writing my thesis and thought it would be fun to add a small animation at the footer of the pages. So you can see some movement when flipping the pages fast.

Is there a way to add a different small image to the bottom of every page? It could also be done a posteriori, once the document was compiled.

• irrelevant but you gotta be careful with your thesis. People will read it and judge you based on it. stick with formal style. – CroCo Oct 26 '16 at 12:53

Yes, it can be done by inserting the following code coming from fancyhdr user manual (Section 19. "A movie").

\usepackage{fancyhdr}

\rfoot{\setlength{\unitlength}{1mm}
\begin{picture}(0,0)
\put(5,0){\includegraphics{pic\thepage.ps}}
\end{picture}}


This will add to every page a picture named pic<n>.ps where <n> is the page number.

Based on mario1000's answer, there is a very simple solution using the fancyhdr package by doing the following:

\rfoot{\setlength{\unitlength}{1mm}
\begin{picture}(0,0)
\put(5,0){\includegraphics{pic\thepage.ps}}
\end{picture}}


This will add to every page a picture named pic<n>.ps where <n> is the page number.

• This isn't based on mario1000's answer, this is mario1000's answer. – erik Oct 26 '16 at 14:03
• @erik: regarding edits history, Aquiles' statement was true at the time he wrote it - even if it now looks less obvious (i.e. Mario updated his answer... based on Aquiles' one, that was itself based on Mario's original answer). – ebosi Oct 26 '16 at 14:08
• @ebo Thanks for pointing that out. Apologies to the OP. – erik Oct 26 '16 at 14:17