I am using LyX and would like (all) my document pages to have a fancy header style that I defined. However, including




doesn't work! The only way I got it to work is using the ERT command


at the beginning of the document. Does anyone know how to get over it without using an ERT?


\thispagestyle only pertains to the page that you're calling it on. To make all the pages have the fancy style, you need to use \pagestyle{fancy}. In LyX, it is possible to set this via Document->Settings... and choosing the "Page Layout" tab with the "Heading style" as fancy:

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Note that the standard document classes that contains \chapter (book or report) will still use \thispagestyle{plain} for the first page of every \chapter (this includes title pages, as well as ToC-related first-pages as well, since the latter is issued using \chapter*). To avoid this, you have to issue an explicit \thispagestyle{fancy} in an ERT after the chapter title.

  • Thanks. I just figured that my problem arises because of having a title (a simple title, not a title page.) So my only option is to use an ERT?
    – Elec
    Feb 19 '12 at 7:17
  • @Elec: No, you could add content in your preamble as well. For example, \makeatletter\let\ps@plain\ps@fancy\makeatother would overwrite the plain page style with that of fancy, making any call to \..pagestyle{plain} be equivalent to \..pagestyle{fancy}. However, such generalizations should be considered carefully, since it may result in headers displaying on pages where headers might look weird (like the first page of a chapter).
    – Werner
    Feb 19 '12 at 7:25
  • I see. Thanks. It seems like a big bug though, that fancy style cannot be implemented after a title (with usual LyX options)...
    – Elec
    Feb 19 '12 at 7:57
  • Does this work with IEEE Transactions Document class?
    – zygimantus
    Dec 1 '15 at 21:18
  • @zygimantus: Yes... until proven otherwise. However, don't fiddle around with journal-specific document class layouts if you plan on submitting it.
    – Werner
    Dec 1 '15 at 21:24

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