I am facing a strange problem and hope it is a simple trick that I am missing. I am trying to use several custom fancypagestyle using fancyhdr to separate frontmatter,appendix and backmatter and main matter etc.

Now by default, the first page number is at the fancyfoot[c] for every chapter and other front and backmatter. Initially I have not changed the fancyfoot[].

But when for a particular chapter style say appendix style I try to format \thepage style using fancyfoot[CO,CE] and fancyhead[LE,RO] using {\bfseries \sffamily \thepage}, it happens such that excluding first page of each chapter remaining pages font change works fine as per my custom font. How to rectify this.

In short, I want to make the page numbering at the starting of each chapter as \bfseries \sffamily \thepage.

A MWE may be as follows


  \fancyfoot[CO,CE]{\large \bfseries \sffamily \thepage}
%The first page of each chapter not changing but other pages ok


      \chapter{About this book}


    \chapter{My Style Chapter}
    \section{My style section}

    \chapter{Appendix My Style}

    \section{My Appendix section}



closed as off-topic by Mensch, Raaja, Stefan Pinnow, siracusa, Sebastiano Mar 11 at 20:46

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  • Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – albert Aug 5 '18 at 8:34
  • @albert, I have now added an MWE where it shows that first page of every new chapter is default style but second page onwards it formats as customized – Deb bijan Aug 5 '18 at 8:45
  • Chapter pages uses page style plain by default. So you have to redefine this page style too. – esdd Aug 5 '18 at 9:22
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    @esdd, thanks, I have defined \fancypagestyle{plain}{...} for chapter page and it worked. Now format is ok. – Deb bijan Aug 5 '18 at 9:40
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it was solved in comments – Mensch Mar 11 at 17:31