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I can achieve this for the regular article class and the fancyhdr package according to an answer to question: How can I add "page # of ##" on my document?

\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{fancy}
%\renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt}
\fancyfoot[C]{\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}}
\fancypagestyle{plain}{%
  \renewcommand{\headrulewidth}{0pt}%
  \fancyhf{}%
  \fancyfoot[C]{\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}}}

unfortunately this fancyhdr clashes with the scrartcl class and I get a recommendation to use another KOMA-Script package instead of fancyhdr. Do you know what the analogue of the code above looks like for KOMA-Script?

2 Answers 2

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With a KOMA-Script class this can be done without a package for header and footer. You only have to redefine the KOMA-Script command \pagemark:

\documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{lastpage}
\renewcommand\pagemark{{\usekomafont{pagenumber}\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}}}

\author{Author}
\title{Title}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\section{Testing}
\blinddocument
\end{document}

enter image description here

It is also possible to add lines below the header and above the footer. If you set pagestyle headings you will get the sections in header.

\documentclass[12pt,
  headsepline,footsepline% <- added
]{scrartcl}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{lastpage}
\renewcommand\pagemark{{\usekomafont{pagenumber}\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}}}
\pagestyle{headings}% <- added

\author{Author}
\title{Title}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\section{Testing}
\blinddocument
\end{document}

enter image description here


If you want to customize header and footer, you can use package scrlayer-scrpage which is part of the KOMA-Script bundle:

\documentclass[12pt]{scrartcl}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{lastpage}
\renewcommand\pagemark{{\usekomafont{pagenumber}\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}}}
\usepackage{scrlayer-scrpage}% sets pagestyle scrheadings automatically
\clearpairofpagestyles
\ohead{\headmark}
\ofoot*{\pagemark}

\author{Author}
\title{Title}
\begin{document}
\maketitle
\section{Testing}
\blinddocument
\end{document}

The starred version of \ofoot sets the entry for both scrheadings and plain.

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  • thank you very much indeed, why does one need the \pagestyle{headings}? Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 9:50
  • 1
    You need \pagestyle{headings} if the section title should be in header (see page 2 of the second example).
    – esdd
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 9:54
  • 2
    When using hyperref you should use \pageref*{LastPage} to not create a hyperlink there on every page.
    – dexteritas
    Commented Oct 6, 2022 at 15:47
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Please see the following MWE. Important code is marked with <=======.

\documentclass[a4paper, oneside, 12pt]{scrartcl}

\usepackage[%
  footsepline=0.25pt, headsepline=0.25pt,
  % automark places section title in header. Also enables placement in footer.
  automark
]{scrlayer-scrpage} % <=================================================

\usepackage[a4paper,
  vmargin=2cm, hmargin=2cm, % page margins
  includehead, includefoot, % Margins calculated include header and footer
  footskip=2em]
{geometry}

\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{lastpage} % <===============================================

\ihead{\rightmark}
\chead{}
\ohead{\leftmark}
\ifoot{}
\cfoot{\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}} % <=============================
\ofoot{}
\pagestyle{scrheadings}

\begin{document}
\section{Testing}
\blinddocument
\end{document}

It uses scrlayer-scrpage and lastpage with the following result:

enter image description here

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  • Good answer! Is there anything you can do about the upright 1, it sticks out a little among all of the slanted text in the rest of the header and footer
    – Au101
    Commented Feb 26, 2018 at 23:01
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    @Au101 Ups, I oversaw that. I changed the code and use now \thepage instead of \pagemark, which uses explicitly \usekomafont{pagenumber}, resulting in an different font for the current page number ...
    – Mensch
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 14:43
  • 1
    Good job =) Looks great =) +1 from me
    – Au101
    Commented Feb 27, 2018 at 14:52

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