I'm writing my final report in LaTeX for my bachelor's degree. I'm aiming at having a document similar to the .doc template used normally.

I want to have my customs headers and footers applied on pages when I'm starting a new chapter.

I'm using documentclass report with fancyhdr and lastpage packages.

My headers are defined like this:

\cfoot{\thepage\ of \pageref{LastPage}}

My chapters are created using standard \chapter{title} macro.

On pages with new chapters, the only headers/footers I see is the standard page number at the bottom.

What should I do?

EDIT: I've finally gone with Peter Breitfeld's solution. I'Ve gone a step further and created my own chapter command:


Thanks for the help!

1 Answer 1


LaTeX by default switches to \pagestyle{plain} on pages with \chapter{...}. You have to overwrite this:





\thispagestyle{fancy}    %% <---- switch
some Text

 some more text

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    You should better redefine the plain pagestyle as described in the documentation of fancyhdr Commented Mar 30, 2012 at 20:36

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