# How to customize footer/header in each pages?

I have been working on a research paper right now. Unfortunately, I have been encountering the following problems.

1. I have a problem customizing the footer and header for each page. The first page must have different header and footer that's why I used the following code:

\documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage{makeidx}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[left=1in,right=1in,top=1in,bottom=1in]{geometry}

\usepackage{tikz-cd}
\DeclareMathOperator{\Frob}{Frob}

\usepackage{footnote}
\usepackage{footmisc}
\renewcommand{\thefootnote}{\fnsymbol{footnote}}

\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\pagestyle{empty}
\fancyhf{}
\fancyfoot{\thepage}
\lhead{\small{\textbf{Foot Note for First Page Only}}}
\lfoot{

\begin{document}

\date{}
\nocite{*}
\title{Title}

\maketitle
\thispagestyle{fancy}

\end{document}


The problem is that I cannot resize the fonts of the footer and the header. It's too big.

2. I need to apply different footer and headers for the remaining pages. When I use \pagestyle{fancy}, the footer and header for the first page only is added in the whole document. I need to only headers at the center of the even and odd pages (excluding first page).

• Welcome to TeX.SX! – moewe May 20 '18 at 8:46
• What is you want is not very clear. What should be the contents of those centred headers? – Bernard May 20 '18 at 9:09
• How to code? Odd pages (3, 5, and 7 only): title of the article is the header (center aligned) and page number at the footer (center aligned). Even pages (2, 4 & 6): header must be last name of author and page number at the footer. For the first page only: header (left aligned) must indicate a text (e.g. Journal number), and the copyright (left aligned) and page number (center aligned) at the footer. – user163433 May 20 '18 at 10:26
• Please clarify by editing the question. Comments are not meant for that. – Johannes_B May 20 '18 at 11:43

You can use \pagestyle{fancy} to define the first page and then use a personalized style for the whole document. You can create this personalized style with \fancypagestyle{documentstyle} and swift to this style in the second page with the instruction \pagestyle{documentstyle}. The following code should solve your problem:

\documentclass[11pt, a4paper, twoside]{article}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{fancyhdr}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{parskip}
\usepackage[left=1in,right=1in,top=1in,bottom=1in]{geometry}

\pagestyle{fancy}

\fancyhf{}
\fancyfoot[C]{\thepage}

\fancypagestyle{documentstyle}{
\fancyhf{} % clear all header and footer fields
\fancyfoot[C]{\thepage}
}

\begin{document}

\section{First page}
\lipsum[1-5]
\newpage \pagestyle{documentstyle}

\section{Second page}
\lipsum[1-5]
\newpage

\section{Third page}
\lipsum[1-5]
\newpage

\section{Fourth page}
\lipsum[1-5]
\newpage

\section{Fifth page}
\lipsum[1-5]
\newpage

\section{Sixth page}
\lipsum[1-5]
\newpage

\section{Seventh page}
\lipsum[1-5]

\end{document}

• Hi. I've tried using the codes. But it didn't work. Is there other way of doing it without the use of the lipsum package? Thank you. – user163433 May 21 '18 at 16:53
• You don’t need the lipsum package, I used it only to put some blind text for the example. You can delete the \usepackage{lipsum} and \lipsum[1-5] instructions. You can also delete \usepackage{parskip}. – drjaramillo May 22 '18 at 8:59