# Different header and footer on the title page (first page)

I have been racking my brains over how in bloody hell can you have a different header for the title (or first) page of a document.

I am not asking here how I can not have a header by clearing the page style for this page using \thispagestyle{plain} or something of the sort but how can I have a different header just for the very first page.

So far, I have not been able to find anything useful on TeX.SE.

Here is some of my code to give you some idea of what I want to achieve:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage[margin=2.5cm]{geometry}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{csc}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\title{Problem Set 1}
\author{MyBloodyName}
\date{January 31, 2017}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\newpage
Easier?
\end{document}

• We have a wuestion: hiw to customize my titlepage, please have a look at it. Also please have a look at the segment title creation of the latex wikibook. – Johannes_B Feb 1 '17 at 11:25

You can use \fancypagestyle to define a new page style and \thispagestyle to use it for only the current page:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage[margin=2.5cm]{geometry}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{graphicx}
%\usepackage{csc}% unknown package
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancypagestyle{firstpage}{%
}
\title{Problem Set 1}
\author{MyBloodyName}
\date{January 31, 2017}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\thispagestyle{firstpage}
\newpage
Easier?
\end{document}


Nevertheless, this can only be done, if you do not really use a titlepage but a title head on the first page. If you want a title page, you have to patch the page style into, e.g., the titlepage environment:

\documentclass[12pt,titlepage]{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage[margin=2.5cm]{geometry}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{graphicx}
%\usepackage{csc}% unknown package
\pagestyle{fancy}
\fancypagestyle{firstpage}{%
\fancyhf{}% clear default for head and foot
}
\usepackage{xpatch}
\xapptocmd{\titlepage}{\thispagestyle{firstpage}}{}{}

\title{Problem Set 1}
\author{MyBloodyName}
\date{January 31, 2017}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
Easier?
\end{document}

• Thanks so much! I'd been at it for hours! For the unknown package csc, I have a csc.sty file for it. Would you also happen to know how to install the package to TeX Live? I can't find the directory for the packages. – HKT Feb 1 '17 at 22:31
• @HKT Installation of packages is another question and should not be a comment to this answer. – Schweinebacke Feb 2 '17 at 10:21

\maketitle is pretty limited, it is a hard coded title including the head and foot (empty).

You can design your own titlepage from scratch. A few explanations can be found in How to custmize my titlepage and the LaTeX wikibook. Have a look at the bottom of the wikibook page, you can find some links with example title pages there.

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{graphicx}
%\usepackage{csc}
\pagestyle{fancy}
\title{Problem Set 1}
\author{MyBloodyName}
\date{January 31, 2017}
\usepackage{hyperref}
\begin{document}
\begin{titlepage}
\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}
\vspace*{-3.8\baselineskip}
Wombat \hfill Capybara
\begin{center}
\vspace{.1\textheight}
{\huge\bfseries Probem Set 1 \par}
\bigbreak
{\bfseries\large Mr. Walter Wombat\par}
\bigbreak
January 31, 2017
\end{center}
\end{titlepage}
Easier?
\end{document}