How do I add page markings to specific pages, in Revtex 4?

And, how do I wrap long page markings?

Specifically, I need to add a sentence, "This page may contain proprietary information ...." on each of a range of pages.

Here is a partial example with all of the packages that I am using in the document.

The text inside of the markboth, needs to be wrapped.

\usepackage{amsmath}    % need for subequations
\usepackage{amssymb}    % need for subequations
\usepackage{graphicx}   % need for figures
\usepackage{subfigure}  % use for side-by-side figures




Some text, blah blas


\markboth{}{May contain trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential and exempt from public disclosure.}

Here goes some big secret, more blah blah


  • Please include a minimal working example for people to work on your question. – zyy Apr 2 at 20:03
  • Okay, done. Keep in mind that this is a general question on basic functionality. – DrM Apr 2 at 20:18

One solution appears to be to use the fancyhdr package, as follows.

For the preamble we can use this to establish a plain-like pagestyle, with pagenumbers in the upper right.


Then to add text to the center position of the header on the current page, with line wrap,

\chead{Long sentence with line wrap here\\ followed by the rest of the sentence.}

And we can reset everything and go back to numbers only, with


Caveat, some care needs to be applied with respect to where the lines are inserted and take effect.

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