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I use the acm sigconf template and found a problem: from the second page of my generated PDF, at the top of every page there is a header, with conference information, title or authors' names. (e.g. Conference’17, July 2017, Washington, DC, USA and John and Jean on left and right side of first row). I want to remove all these running headers starting from second page.

I found similar question asked here: How to remove conference information from the ACM 2017 SIGCONF template?

However, I added the following code but they didn't work:

\settopmatter{printacmref=false} % Removes citation information below abstract
\renewcommand\footnotetextcopyrightpermission[1]{} % removes footnote with conference information in first column
\pagestyle{plain} % removes running headers

I tried \pagestyle{empty} and it didn't work as well.

A minimal example to show the problem is given below. (There is a lot of text I copied from website, only to extend the example to second page, in order to show the running header.)

\documentclass[sigconf]{acmart}

\settopmatter{printacmref=false} % Removes citation information below abstract
\renewcommand\footnotetextcopyrightpermission[1]{} % removes footnote with conference information in first column

\pagestyle{plain} % removes running headers

\usepackage{booktabs} % For formal tables



% Copyright
\setcopyright{none}


\begin{document}
\title{This is the title}


\author{John}
\email{john@gmail.com}

\author{Jean}
\email{jean@gmail.com}


% The default list of authors is too long for headers.
%\renewcommand{\shortauthors}{B. Trovato et al.}


\begin{abstract}

This is the abstract
\end{abstract}


\keywords{kw1, kw2, kw3}


\maketitle

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\end{document}

How can I solve this problem? Any suggestion is appreciated. Thanks a lot.

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  • When I run your example code it works correctly (i.e., the header is not shown on the second page, and when I remove \pagestyle{plain} then the header is shown). Are you sure that you check the right file, and not some old pdf that remains from a previous run? Alternatively it could be a version issue, i.e., your version of acmart.cls or one of the packages could be too old or too new and something could have changed in the way the headers work - which versions do you use (put \listfiles at the start of the code and check the log)?
    – Marijn
    Jan 5 '20 at 13:06
  • Thanks a lot for your suggestion. I can confirm that I'm looking at the latest pdf. For the acmart.cls, how do I check the version? I use Texstudio to compile, build and view the PDF. When I add \listfiles and run, the log looks like as follows: Overfull \hbox (9.66054pt too wide) in paragraph Overfull \hbox (3.77432pt too wide) in paragraph Underfull \vbox (badness 10000) has occurred while \output is active [] Overfull \vbox (2.124pt too high) has occurred while \output is active []. Jan 6 '20 at 1:33
  • With 'log' I mean the log file, not the log of TeXstudio. The log file is a file that is created in the same folder as your .tex file, with the same name but the extension .log (so if your document is called mydocument.tex then the log file is called mydocument.log. You can open this file with a text editor such as Notepad. This is a very long file (more than 1000 lines for your minimal example) and with \listfiles there is a list, probably near the end of the file, that shows the class and all packages with version information.
    – Marijn
    Jan 6 '20 at 5:45
  • Thank you for the detailed example. I was able to find the test.log and the version: Document Class: acmart 2019/03/29 v1.59 Typesetting articles for the Associatio n for Computing Machinery. How can I use the proper version? Jan 7 '20 at 14:35
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The above solutions didn't work for me.

What did work was adding

\pagestyle{plain}

immediately after

\maketitle
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  • Well, this didn't work to get rid of the pointless, annoying, and horrible header on the Springer Nature template Nov 13 at 7:19

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