First page --->number and name of journal

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Second page --->title and page

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Thrid page is like the first etc...

  • Near duplicate: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/109654/…
    – Marijn
    Jan 30, 2017 at 15:54
  • @Marijn - Not all that much of a duplicate, IMNSHO: The older posting was concerned importantly with how to get the fancyhdr machinery with the elsarticle document class (which doesn't handle the document class twoside).
    – Mico
    Jan 30, 2017 at 16:07
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    @Mico The answer to the older post is indeed not relevant here, but the question itself (nearly) solves the problem of the current post, particularly in showing the use of \fancyhead[RO,LE]{\thepage}. Granted, your solution below solves the problem much nicer and without distractions, but the other post could at least serve to point the OP towards fancyhdr (welcome, @user10699 !) and let him continue from there. Also: H is what keeps TeX.SE nice.
    – Marijn
    Jan 30, 2017 at 16:35
  • @Marijn - points well taken! :-)
    – Mico
    Jan 30, 2017 at 16:42

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I suggest you use the fancyhdr package.


\fancyhead{}\fancyfoot{} % clear all header and footer fields
\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt} % no header rule
\fancyhead[CE]{\em The Journal of Finance}
\fancyhead[CO]{\em The American Put Option and Its Critical Stock Price}

\usepackage{lipsum} % for filler text

\lipsum[1-15] % generate 3 pages of text
  • what if you want to skip the first 2 pages (front page and table of contents page in my case ) ?
    – user10699
    Jan 30, 2017 at 16:11
  • @user10699 - You could provide the instruction \thispagestyle{plain} (or, if you prefer, \thispagestyle{empty} on each of the first two pages.
    – Mico
    Jan 30, 2017 at 16:23
  • I made a mistake its not showing up on my first page but it is showing up on my toc. i will try your solution now. thank you
    – user10699
    Jan 30, 2017 at 16:25
  • USING the \usepackage[margin=1.5in]{geometry} i find that the page number is not inline with the margin. where can i change the p.numer margin ?
    – user10699
    Jan 30, 2017 at 22:57
  • @user10699 - Does the instruction \usepackage[margin=1.5in]{geometry} come before or after the fancyhdr-related code? It should come before the fancyhdr-related code...
    – Mico
    Jan 30, 2017 at 23:01

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